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From: Phillip Seaver (phil_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-03-31 08:31:35

Sorry to repost but I'd really like to know if I'm mis-using it or if
it's a bug.


Phillip Seaver wrote:
> Phillip Seaver wrote:
>> I've got a jamfile like the following:
>> lib foo : foo.c ;
>> install libs : foo : <location>/usr/local/lib ;
>> install headers : foo.h : <location>/usr/local/include ;
>> The problem I'm running into is that if I run bjam from a different
>> directory (say, an executable that links with foo), it just copies the
>> lib file. If I run it from the foo project directory, it copies both.
>> Bug? Stupid user?
> As additional information, it will build the lib and install the lib and
> headers if I do "bjam /foo" from anywhere. Building the executable that
> has "/foo" in the sources builds and installs the lib but not the
> headers. I happened to notice that when it links the executable, it
> links against both the one in the build tree and the one in the install
> directory, which doesn't seem like the right thing to do.
> The reason I want to do this is for a project that's being built with
> xcode (and also for the ones being built with the MS IDE later), so they
> don't have to track down all the libs and headers and "hard-code" them
> in their project.
> Also, it doesn't build dependent libraries unless I'm building an
> executable. For example, if there's a bar library and it depends on
> foo, building /bar doesn't build /foo. How hard would it be to change
> this behavior?
> Thanks,
> Phillip
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