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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-09-07 01:22:32

On Tuesday 05 September 2006 08:11, K. Noel Belcourt wrote:
> Hi,
> Does anyone know if the install or package.install supports
> installing the source, not just the headers? From the documentation
> it's clear that one could separately install the executables,
> libraries and headers, but I can't determine if it's possible to
> install the source that the libraries are built from.
> The reason I want this capability is that we have two end users, one
> that relinks the executables with our libraries and has no need for
> the source. The other does a full system build from the source.
> It's this second use case that I'd like to try to solve, possibly
> using the install or package.install if they can support it.

I think if your second user wants to be able to build everything to source,
you need to build complete source package by:

    your_favourite_version_control_system checkout whatever && tar ......

Really, for just packing everything there's no need to use Boost.Build.

It's possible to make Boost.Build install everything, just like it's done for
headers in Boost's Jamfile.v2 -- you point it to a list of headers, specify
<install-source-location> and you're set up. But again, use it only if
wholesale packing of fresh checkout is not going to work.

- Volodya

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