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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-02-10 02:27:08

On Wednesday 09 February 2005 19:43, David Abrahams wrote:
> On linux we search /etc for the site-config.jam. Doesn't something
> under /usr/local (maybe /usr/local/etc) seem like it should be
> searched too?

I don't think so:

/usr is the second major section of the filesystem. /usr is shareable,
read-only data. That means that /usr should be shareable between various
FHS-compliant hosts and must not be written to. Any information that is
host-specific or varies with time is stored elsewhere.

So, /usr is not for any configuration files at all.

> On all systems we search $BOOST_BUILD_PATH. But the build system may
> not be installed in $BOOST_BUILD_PATH (because its location is
> specified by boost-build.jam). Shouldn't we look in the build system
> directory first?

I believe that path specified by boost-build.jam is prepended to

- Volodya


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