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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-07-25 18:03:19

The following message is a courtesy copy of an article
that has been posted to comp.lang.python as well.

Bren <iambrenNOSPAM_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Hi,
> Pardon my stupid, but I'm having a problem building Boost.Python as
> per the instructions at
> I got from sourceforge and build bjam.exe.

It is possible to build Boost.Python under Boost.Build-2.0, but not
using those instructions. Boost.Build v1 is still the official build
system of Boost for the time being.

[Boost.Build guys, do we need to rename the BBv2 prerelease so this
confusion doesn't recur?]

It looks like you're on windows, so you should either get the
precompiled executable in, or visit the
tools/build/jam_src subdirectory of your Boost installation and invoke
build.bat as per

> I've tried several ways:
> bjam -a
> bjam -sTOOLS="msvc"
> bjam -sTOOLS=msvc
> I tried with and without the using msvc ; in user-config.jam.
> In every case I get:
> C:/Project/boost/tools\boostbook.jam:86: in boostbook.init
> *** argument error
> * rule path.make ( native )
> * called with: ( )
> * missing argument native
> C:/Project/boost/new\path.jam:42:see definition of rule 'path.make'
> being called
> C:/Project/boost/new\toolset.jam:22: in using
> C:\Project\boost\new\../new\user-config.jam:58: in modules.load
> C:/Project/boost\build-system.jam:55: in load
> C:\Project\boost\new\..\kernel\modules.jam:296: in import
> C:\Project\boost\new\..\kernel\bootstrap.jam:122: in boost-build
> C:\Project\boost\new\boost-build.jam:2: in module scope
> Can anyone help?


Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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