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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-10-11 03:45:40

On Wednesday 11 October 2006 01:23, K. Noel Belcourt wrote:

Hi Noel,

> I'm looking for a way to use bjam to distribute our source code. I
> figure since bjam knows how to build our binaries, it can't be too
> hard to get it to tar up the source files a target depends on or to
> replicate the source files to some new directory. I can't use the
> install or path.install rules since the source tree for each library
> is different and I want to retain each library's source tree
> directory structure.
> Is there a way to output the full, unique set of source

Yes. Take a look at the ''. It
collects all source files.

> and header
> files necessary to build a target?

No, since header scanning is done only when building targets.

> If there was, I could take the
> list of files and pipe it to tar.
> Any thoughts on how to go about this?

Just to check -- is there a reason while wholesale 'tar' of a directory is not
OK? If there is, I'm afraid you'd need to tar "complete" set of headers
anyway, and use the logic similar to gettext generator to get the list of


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