From: David Abrahams (gclbb-jamboost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-13 18:19:33
Rene Rivera <grafik666_at_[hidden]> writes:
> [2003-08-13] John Maddock wrote:
>>I'm trying to right a centralised install-like rule using the stage rule,
>>but am running into the problem that the stage rule seems to always take
>>path specified as being relative to the current sub-project path, and
>>prefixes the path with $(TOP)/$(SUBDIR)/ *even when the path specified is
>>absolute one*. Is there any way around this, and/or is there any variable
>>in bjam that points to the project root from the sub-project path (note not
>>the same as $(TOP)), so that I could then "undo" the effect that the
>>$(TOP)/$(SUBDIR)/ prefix has.
>>ps: Rene are you working on a boost.install rule as well?
> Yes. Take a look at: boost-root/Jamfile, and
> boost-root/tools/build/boost-base.jam in the "build_for_distribution"
> Specifically boost-base.jam has fixes to the stage rule which allow you to
> use absolute paths more effectively, and other usefull changes.
> The changes to boost-base haven't made it to the HEAD because I don't want
> to possibly disturb the 1.31 release ;-)
I don't think 1.31 is quite so imminent that you have to worry. If
it works on your machine I'd go ahead and check it into the HEAD.
-- Dave Abrahams Boost Consulting www.boost-consulting.com
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