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Subject: Re: [boost] b2 --exec-prefix=...
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-12-19 16:39:03

On 12/19/18 7:13 PM, Peter Dimov via Boost wrote:
> Our "b2 --help" documentation says
> --exec-prefix=<EPREFIX> Install architecture dependent files here.
>                        Default: <PREFIX>
> --libdir=<LIBDIR>       Install library files here.
>                        Default: <EPREFIX>/lib
> and also supports --exec-prefix and when given, records it
> in project-config.jam.
> But it doesn't work and has never worked. Only --prefix is honored,
> --exec-prefix is simply ignored.
> I think that we should bring the documentation and the actual behavior
> in sync, either by making --exec-prefix work as documented, or removing
> it from the documentation.
> Which one should we do? Comments?

For consistency with other projects, preserving and fixing --exec-prefix
is probably better.

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