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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-11-12 09:01:50

On Sunday 12 November 2006 02:10, David Abrahams wrote:
> I just checked in changes to HEAD that make it possible for most
> people to build without ever editing a user-config.jam or
> site-config.jam. Now you can specify the toolset on the command-line
> as follows:
> bjam toolset=gcc-4.1
> or
> bjam --toolset=gcc-4.1
> Also, if you don't specify or configure any toolset, it currently
> chooses msvc on Windows and gcc everywhere else, while issuing a
> warning. That's a pretty crude heuristic; I welcome improvements.
> Please try this feature out. If everyone is happy on Monday we can
> move it to the release branch.

With no toolsets configured, I get:

warning: * No toolsets are configured.
warning: * Configuring default toolset "gcc".
warning: * If the default is wrong, you may not be able to
warning: build C++ programs.
warning: * Use the "--toolset=xxxxx" option to override our guess.
warning: * Please consult the documentation at
warning: for more configuration options

I'm not sure what the "*" characters mean there.

When I try

        bjam toolset=gcc


        bjam toolset=intel

it works without any problems. This is great!


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