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From: Craig Rodrigues (rodrigc_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-07-22 14:58:36

On Fri, Jul 22, 2005 at 06:58:07PM +0400, Vladimir Prus wrote:
> > document telling people to get the latest stuff from CVS.
> In early August I hope.

Cool, that's only 1.5 weeks away :)

> I did created Debian package for Boost.Build, and it extra simple --
> Boost.Build does to /usr/share/boost-build and bjam *already* looks in that
> directory.

Nice! If my users can just make sure bjam is in PATH,
and not have to set BOOST_BUILD_PATH, that is cool.

> RPM should be no harder, but I no longer have RPM system around,
> so can't test.

Do you have a Linux system? Most Linux systems these days
have RPM except for Debian....and on Debian, you can install the 'rpm'
Debian package, which is supposed to give you rpmbuild.

> One question is whether site-config.jam or user-config.jam should contains
> 'using gcc ; ' already, or expect the users to add it. I'd be inclided to say
> we need "using gcc ; ".

What is the behavior of Boost.Build if your user-config.jam is empty?
If it doesn't do the right thing, then I would agree with you and
say "using gcc ; " is needed in user-config.jam as part of a package.

Is jam_src/boost-jam.spec actively tested? I'll try it out later tonight.

Craig Rodrigues 

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