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From: Johan Nilsson (gclbb-jamboost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-10-24 02:27:26

Well, now I've actually tried this myself. It seems like noone has been
updating the "makefile" accompanying Boost.Build for quite some
time. I actually managed to build boost.jam 1.28 using after
adding all the missing stuff (and also "fixing" stuff in the source files).

If anyone is interested in the details, please drop me a mail at
johan.nilsson_at_[hidden] and I'll try to recapitulate. However, I never
managed to build the threads library (OpenVMS has pthreads support through
DECthreads) as I couldn't get rid of the "Failed to find boost-build.jam"
message when trying to build the threads library. (Sorry if the error
message isn't exact, it was a few days ago and the Alphas aren't at hand
here). The boost-build.jam _was_ located in BOOST_ROOT, as specified by the
command-line options "-sBOOST_ROOT=<vms-path>", but I never got it to work
and, to be honest, I couldn't put so much time into the problem.

On a related subject; are there any plans to import the logical name tables
(aka "environment") to bjam? As in classic Jam 2.4, no logicals are
imported - so you need to pass lots of stuff on the command line or set it
explicitly in the jamfiles. It sure would be nice to be able to pass a
vms-specific commandline switch like "-i=[[[PROCESS],JOB],SYSTEM]" to bjam
(and classic jam).

// Johan

"Johan Nilsson" <gclbb-jamboost_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> Hi,
> has anyone built boost 1.28 on Alpha OpenVMS using DEC C++ 6.5 or later?
> I haven't tried it yet, but will pretty soon try to do it, and I'm pretty
> interested in hearing from people who've tried so before.
> TIA // Johan


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