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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-18 08:54:18

"rtt322004" <rtt322004_at_[hidden]> writes:

> --- In jamboost_at_[hidden], "rtt322004" <rtt322004_at_y...> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> This is Ting here. I am new to the jamboost software and just tried to
>> install this in Linux system. I follow the instruction and the system
>> generated bjam and jam file under bin.linuxx86 folder under boost
>> directory. Then I copied these 2 files to the my path. However, when I
>> type in bjam --help, the system still fails to recognize the command
>> BJAM... is there anything I missed out? Can anyone kindly give me some
>> clues and help me out? Thanks a lot!
> and I am not quite sure the meaning "location accessible in your
> PATH"...

PATH is an environment variable that the operating system uses to look
up executable programs you invoke from the command-line. Try issuing
the "printenv" command to see your environment.

If you are using a bash shell,

export PATH=location-of-bjam-file:$PATH

should be enough to add the directory of the bjam file (in this
example location-of-bjam-file) to your PATH. Use an absolute path
to bjam (one starting with / or ~) so your setting works even when you
change directories.

> and "Boost.Build root directory" on the webpage
> can someone kindly enlighten me?

It says right there, "which is located in the tools/build/v2
subdirectory of a full Boost distribution."

So do you have a full Boost distribution?

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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