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From: Victor A. Wagner, Jr. (vawjr_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-28 17:09:45

At Thursday 2003-08-28 02:46, you wrote:
>Hi Victor,
[bandwidth saver]
> > ok, where's the option that says "give me the version of bjam"?
> bjam -v
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> > on a Windows XP system.
> > and then compile several of our current projects against the new results.
> > if this does NOT build a new Boost.Build and Boost.Jam then maybe we should
> > rethink (or at least restate) what "building boost" means.
>The above is fine for Boost, but CVS HEAD of Boost.Build V2 requires CVS HEAD
>of Boost.Jam. So, you should run boost_root/tools/build/jam_src/build.bat and
>use the binary that is created.

Ok, just did that, added a "copy to a directory in my path" to the end of
the .bat file (hmmm, probably not a GOOD thing, since I now won't get
updates to the .bat file)..... <sigh> then went to my boost root and typed

bjam --v2 >>bjamv2.log

I get warnings about flex and bison being "not found". I guess I'll have
to go get them from someplace.
Something I don't understand here.... if I just build boost using the
normal bjam "-sTOOLS=VC7.1" it works, the v2 seems to want some new tools
that I should get.

Thanks for the assistance. BTW, is this building a different collection of
things that the v1 build? I ran it on the same sources, and it tried to
build several (many?) things.

> > Do I need special things to build build and jam? why?? if they're part of
> > boost, the "build all" should do it, right?
>mentiones that you have to
>install Boost.Jam before building boost. For building boost, prebuilt
>packages exists. For testing V2, one has to compile Boost.Jam from sources.
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