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From: David Abrahams (gclbb-jamboost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-29 09:27:47

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> > 3. I am not sure that adding "using boostbook ; " to user-config.jam is
>> > right thing. After all, most users don't have docbook, or xsltproc and a
>> > warning should be emited. But those ordinary users don't care about doc,
>> > and will be probably suprised by warning about tools they don't know
>> > about. Maybe, those who use BoostBook can be asked to uncomment relevant
>> > lines?
>> Why is there a user-config.jam in our CVS in the first place, other
>> than as an example which has no effect? This is *supposed* to be set
>> up by the user in her home directory, isnt' it?
> Yes, that's example which must be tweaked by user, either in-place or after
> copying to home-dir. xsltproc and bookbook are the only things that are
> really configured there.
> It's allowed to modify new/user-config.jam to avoid *requiring* users to copy
> the file. It would be yet another step to installation procedure.

Users shouldn't be *required* to have a user-config.jam at all, IMO.
Then we'd never get in trouble with the "default" user-config.jam
trying to initialize tools the user doesn't have.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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