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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-19 14:32:10

Larry Evans <cppljevans_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On 05/19/2005 10:48 AM, David Abrahams wrote:
> [snip]
>> 2. To install Boost.Jam, copy the executable, called bjam or bjam.exe
>> to a location accessible in your PATH. Go to the Boost.Build root
>> directory and run bjam --version. You should see:
>> ^^^^^^^^^
> [snip]
>> You left out "--version"
> With --version, I get:
> cd ~/prog_dev/boost-cvs/boost/tools/build/
> bjam --version
> Jamfile: No such file or directory
> Jamfile: No such file or directory
> ...found 8 targets...
> BTW, I am in the boost/tools/build because it did say "Boost.Build root"
> but I'm wondering if that's a doc error?

It's not. The problem is that you didn't follow the instructions from
the beginning.

" This section describes how to install Boost.Build from a
released source distribution. All paths are given relative to the
Boost.Build v2 root directory, which is located in the
tools/build/v2 subdirectory of a full Boost distribution."

Note that this is installing BBv2. If you invoke bjam from the Boost
root directory you get BBv1.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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