From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-16 01:51:47
David Abrahams wrote:
> The following message is a courtesy copy of an article
> that has been posted to gmane.comp.lib.boost.devel as well.
> "Victor A. Wagner, Jr." <vawjr_at_[hidden]> writes:
> > I finally had some time to try this out ... the .zip flavor:
> > and came away confused
> > =========
> > Installation...step 2.
> > >>Place the Boost.Jam binary, called "bjam" or "bjam.exe", somewhere
> > in your PATH. Verify that correct bjam is being executed by running
> > "bjam --version". You should get
> > Boost.Build V2 (Milestone N)
> > not what I get. bjam starts running and complains about syntax
> > errors...
> Yeah, I just posted about this on the jamboost list. You probably
> ought to be posting there.
Wierd. The boost-build.jam in "." should be found first and invoke V2
> > even when I get it building boost (V1 by default) it never
> > gives me a version.
> > ============
> > Installation---step 3
> > >>Configure toolsets to use. Open new/user-config.jam file and follow
> > instructions there to specify what compiles/libraries you have and
> > where they are located.
> > I'm not sure what "instructions" are being referred to here..
> Likewise. Those instructions need to be written
Well... there are some comments telling how to configure things.
> > but I un commented the line saying: using msvc;
> > ============
> > Installation...step 4
> > >>You should now be able to go to examples-v2/hello, and run bjam
> > there. A simple application will be built. You can also play with
> > other projects in examples-v2
> > C:\Projects\boost\boost-build\examples-v2\hello>bjam
> > C:/Projects/boost/boost-build/tools\boostbook.jam:86: in boostbook.init
> > *** argument error
> > * rule path.make ( native )
> > * called with: ( )
> > * missing argument native
> > C:/Projects/boost/boost-build/new\path.jam:42:see definition of rule
> > path.make' being called
> > C:/Projects/boost/boost-build/new\toolset.jam:22: in using
> > C:\Projects\boost\boost-build\examples-v2\../new\user-config.jam:58:
> > in modules.load
> > C:/Projects/boost/boost-build\build-system.jam:55: in load
> > C:\Projects\boost\boost-build\examples-v2\..\kernel\modules.jam:296: in
> > import
> > C:\Projects\boost\boost-build\examples-v2\..\kernel\bootstrap.jam:122: in
> > boost-build
> > C:\Projects\boost\boost-build\examples-v2\boost-build.jam:2: in module
> > scope
> I think version 1.6 of tools/build/tools/boostbook.jam fixes this
> problem, though it's tagged as being part of Milestone 6 so I can't
> be sure. It works for me now.
It does not work from release tarball, just because Boost.Build tarball does
not include BoostBook files. OTOH, release tarball also does not configure
boostbook in user-config.jam, so I think something is wrong with installation.
Victor, did you install Boost.Build tarball over CVS tree of Boost?
> > I'm clueless
> > ============
> > build boost:
> > C:\Projects\boost>bjam --version --v2 "-sTOOLS=vc7.1"
> > C:\Projects\boost\tools\build\kernel\modules.jam:203: in
> > normalize-raw-paths rule NORMALIZE_PATH unknown in module modules.
> > C:\Projects\boost\tools\build\kernel\modules.jam:252: in import
> > C:\Projects\boost\tools\build\kernel\bootstrap.jam:50: in boost-build
> > C:\Projects\boost\boost-build.jam:12: in module scope
> > Was I supposed to copy more of the files someplace??
> Err. No. You're mixing v2 and v1 invocation styles. You don't use
> -sTOOLS with v2.
Uhm... I think the problem here is that Victor downloaded M6 release of boost
build and build jam from that version. But from the error message and
directory names above I guess that he's running that bjam against CVS HEAD of
Victor, if that's the case, you should rebuild jam from CVS. Both Boost.Build
and Boost.Jam must be from the same time to work reliably. Either from some
release of from the same CVS state.
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