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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-05-08 03:03:00

Peter Steiner wrote:

> Then I tried the following settings:
> /1/ set BOOST_ROOT=c:\l\jam
> /2/ set BOOST_BUILD_PATH=c:\l\jam\tools\build
> /3/ set BOOST_BUILD_PATH=c:\l\jam\tools\build\new
> /4/ set JAMBASE=c:\l\jam\tools\build\new\build-system.jam
> /5/ set JAMBASE=c:\l\jam\tools\build\build-base.jam
> /6/ set JAMBASE=c:\l\jam\tools\build (with build-base.jam copied to
> jambase.jam)

> Of this configurations only /1/ works, and this only after I have placed
> boost-build.jam into c:\l\jam. All other settings let jam complain that
> JAM_TOOLSET is not set.
> Did I misunderstand something or is build_system.htm outdated?

I believe that /2/ an /3/ should work if you invoke bjam.exe, not jam.exe. It
is not documented in build_system.htm but "jam.exe" just implements stock
behaviour (this is recent change).

I don't remember that 4-6 ever worked.



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