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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-09-01 01:00:50

David Abrahams wrote:

> > 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.

Well, user is not required to have it. One can put "using gcc ; " in
project-root.jam, for example. But it's still convenient to say: "edit
user-config.jam" to your liking. The problem is that current user-config.jam
tries to initialize some tools --- as I was saying already, I don't think it
should do anything by default.

In short, I propose to only comment out two "using" line it user-config.jam.

- Volodya


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