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Subject: Re: [boost] b2 --exec-prefix=...
From: stefan (stefan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-12-19 16:40:30

On 2018-12-19 11:13 a.m., 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?

I believe $exec_prefix is a relict of the past, so I'd suggest we remove
it, given that it wasn't ever working.


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