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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-11-23 08:27:07

----- Original Message -----
From: "Vladimir Prus" <ghost_at_[hidden]>

> Toon Knapen wrote:
> > As for windows, I'm only an occasional windows user so I guess others
> > are in a better position to provide the windows jam exe.
> Well, jam.exe is no problem. boost-build.exe can be. I've written a C code
> which forwards to jam.exe with all the paths guessed from argv[0]. The
> other option would be to append the path setting to autoexec.bat. (Shell
> can't be used for forwarding due to problem with spaces in parameters;
> console programs simply can't access registry).
> Is the following procedure acceptable:
> 1. Zip is unpacked somewhere
> 2. boost-build.exe --install
> is run, and adjusts autoexec.bat
> 3. autoexec.bat is reread (after reboot?)
> 4. commands boost-build and jam became available.

What is boost-build.exe? I guess the point is to automatically find the
boost installation and set up the neccessary environment before invoking

I have a few reactions, all at once:
1. Wow, that's a neat idea
2. The name is kinda long
3. Is running jam with jam -sBOOST_ROOT="..." really too much to ask of
4. Should we do this on the jamboost list?



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