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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-29 19:49:33

d_l_goldsmith wrote:
> Hi! Newbie here, so be gentle. I'm having trouble
> installing/building. My OS is XPPro2002SP1. I'm installing boost in
> the hopes of using boost.python to interface existing wxWidgets C++
> and wxPython code. I'm following the "Getting Started" document, and
> get as far as invoking bjam; the command line I'm using is
> bjam "-sTOOLS=vc-7_1-stlport" --builddir=.
> --with-python-root=c:\Program Files\Python23 install
> The result is:
> Failed to find the project root for directory '.'.
> Did not find a project-root.jam file there or in any of its parent
> directories.

>From what you wrote below, you seem to have downloaded a boost-build
release but not a full boost release. I suggest you go to and start over.

Be sure to download one of the boost releases at

> I searched and found several project-root.jam files, but half of them
> are empty, and they're all in one of boost-build\test,
> boostbuild\example, or boost-build\doc, which hardly seem general enough.

There's one in the root directory of a full Boost installation.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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