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From: Rene Rivera (grafik666_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-18 19:26:23

[2003-08-18] Administrator wrote:

>I feel a bit are the patches that I have.

No worries, missing the attachment is a frequent occurance for all of us ;-)

>> <much_much_later>
>> Okay, so I've actually tried out the install process. So
>> far, everything is
>> working out except for the fact that I would rather have the
>> install step be
>> separated out. A minor quibble in the grand scheme of
>> things, I think. For
>> the most part, though, it's working like I expect it to be.

OK, that's good to hear :-)

I think the suggestion to separate the build from the install is a good one.
At minimum it will give users a chance abandon the install if there are
problems. And it would certainly help in testing to only do the build step.

The only problem I see is that the easy way to separate the two would make
the user repeat the arguments from the build step on the install step. For

$ bjam -sTOOLS=gcc-3.2.3 --prefix=/opt
$ bjam -sTOOLS=gcc-3.2.3 --prefix=/opt install

Any thoughts on wether that's acceptable?

It would be possible to remove the extra args, but it would require a bit
more work and the use of a file to store the args. Which is something
probably easier done in BBv2.

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