From: Edward Diener (eddielee_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-07-19 14:35:32
The documentation for building Boost states that one can use 'install', 'stage',
or nothing on the bjam command line. But it does not explain the difference
between these options other than:
"none Only builds the Boost libraries. This lets you do the first part of what
the install action normally does without copying the built libraries to the
install Builds and installs Boost libraries and headers.
stage Builds the Boost libraries and copies them into a common directory."
This tells me almost nothing. In the 'none' explanation, what does "copying the
built libraries to the install location" mean when the install location is never
specified ? In the 'install' explanation, what does "installs Boost libraries
and headers" mean and why do headers need to be installed ? In the 'stage'
explanation, what is the "common directory" to which Boost libraries are copied
? In general where exactly are resulting libraries put for each of these options
and are header files moved anywhere also ?
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