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From: Aaron W. LaFramboise (aaronfunnyname6_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-11-17 15:13:11

A project of mine uses Boost, and so needs to distribute the Boost code
with its sources.

Since I want the project to be maximally portable and have as few
barriers for adoption as possible, I've chosen to use automake,
autoconf, and libtool for the build system.

However, Boost libraries also need to be built. For everything to build
automatically, the procedure seems to be to distribute bjam and
bcp-extracted Boost sources with my program, and have automake build
bjam and then use it to build Boost libraries. It turns out the
mechanics of this situation are unwieldy, and it seems very unlikely
that this setup would be even vaguely portable in practice.

Has anyone created any automake sources for building Boost libraries, or
have any experience in integrating Boost.Build with the autotools? One
particular trick needed for the latter approach is converting a machine
triplet and autoconf tests into a toolset description.

Would anyone be interested in adding automake scripts to the build
directories, in addition to bjam scripts?

Aaron W. LaFramboise


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