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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-04-06 15:03:39

I get this:

bjam -sBOOST_BUILD_PATH=c:/boost/tools/build/new --help
Unable to load Boost.Build, it seems that the build system files where
located, but the build system is not defined. Attempted to use, as the
bootstrap, this file: c:/tmp\boost-build.jam. Please consult the
documentation at ''.

1. It seems you meant to write "were" instead of "where" above
2. What does it mean "the build system is not defined?" I think we could
do better.

If I place the file in tools/build/new, I get:

bjam --help
Unable to load Jamfile. Could not find a Jamfile in this directory:
c:\boost\tools\build\new. Attempted to find it with this pattern:
[Jj]amfile. [Jj]amfile.jam. Please consult the documentation at

Which doesn't seem like the best response either.

With bjam -sJAMFILE=test.jam --help I do get some help:

These are the available options for obtaining documentation. Some
have additional instructions on how to get more detailed information.

* --help; This help message.
* --help-modules; Brief information on available modules.
* --help-rules; Brief information on global rules.
* --help-variables; Brief information on global variables.

For more information consult the documentation at

Which looks cool!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rene Rivera" <grafik666_at_[hidden]>
To: <jamboost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Saturday, April 06, 2002 12:13 PM
Subject: Re: [jamboost] new doc stuff

> On 2002-04-06 at 09:26 AM, david.abrahams_at_[hidden] (David Abrahams)
> >Hi Rene,
> >
> >Is there something I can try which will show me the new doc stuff in
> >action?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Dave
> Oh, yea, use the hopefully attached version of boost-build.jam, it
calls the
> With it you should then be able to use the --help options
> get stuff.
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