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From: Walter Landry (wlandry_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-04-24 16:28:38

David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Walter Landry <wlandry_at_[hidden]> writes:
> > So different directories would use different compilers. I configure
> > once (with all sorts of esoteric commands and locations), but build
> > many times.
> Oh, you want per-directory sticky selection of default toolset.
> That's an interesting idea, and probably easy to add.

In particular, simply running "make" or "bjam" does no autodetection.
I don't want things to change just because I installed a new compiler
or new python headers. For example, the current system prints out
lots of warnings about Python whenenver I run bjam.

> > It also does not help that this is not at all like the instructions
> > given on the webpage. The webpage says that I can run configure in
> > libs/config and copy user.hpp to the right place.
> Wow, you're pretty confused I think.

Evidently. I followed "Getting Started", read through the whole thing
before seeing "Additional Steps" at the end, which pointed me to the
non-functional configure script.

> On the other hand, you can get a working *nix configure/make/make
> install script for all of boost at
> It will go out at
> the top level of the next release.

This file is already there in 1.33.1. It depends on bjam to do the
autodetection during "make". It should do the autodetection during


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