[Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #12462: Wish INSTALL file had more content

Subject: [Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #12462: Wish INSTALL file had more content
From: Boost C++ Libraries (noreply_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-09-15 14:22:17

#12462: Wish INSTALL file had more content
 Reporter: endecotp | Owner: dave
     Type: Feature Requests | Status: new
Milestone: To Be Determined | Component: Getting Started Guide
  Version: Boost 1.61.0 | Severity: Optimization
 Keywords: |
 Each time I build Boost, which is every year or two, I seem to go through
 the same process:

 $ cat INSTALL
 See ./index.html for information about this release. The "Getting Started"
 section is a useful starting place.

 Copyright Beman Dawes, 2008

 Distributed under the Boost Software License, Version 1.0.
 See ./LICENSE_1_0.txt or http://www.boost.org/LICENSE_1_0.txtphil@norway $

 (Note the missing newline at the end of the file.)

 "Sigh", I think, "I remember from last time, I can't just ./configure;
 make -j4; make install; and the instructions for what I should do are
 hidden deep in some HTML file."

 Note that I'm never building on a machine with a web browser; it's always
 a headless system of some sort. I don't think that's too unusual. I
 consider installing a text-mode web browser like lynx or links of
 whatever, but think "it can't be that difficult".

 $ more index.html
 Scanning a few pages of raw HTML I find a link to...
 $ more more/getting_started/index.html
 And then...
 $ more more/getting_started/unix-variants.html
 Scanning 280 lines of HTML, I find the start of the instructions that I

 It would be really great if the essence of this could be copied
 into the INSTALL text file:

 $ ./bootstrap.sh
 $ ./b2 -j4
 $ ./b2 install

 I.e. a translation of what autotools-based packages typically say.

Ticket URL: <https://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/ticket/12462>
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