From: Doug Gregor (dgregor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-01-08 09:09:57
On Jan 6, 2007, at 4:03 PM, Vladimir Prus wrote:
> On Saturday 06 January 2007 17:58, David Abrahams wrote:
>> Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>> On Sunday 10 December 2006 17:33, David Abrahams wrote:
>>>> $BOOST_ROOT/configure isn't designed to work with BBv2 it seems.
>>> I think it works now.
>> Maybe. It's still doing all this Python version detection that is
>> already done by python.jam
> That's a question to Doug. If he or you have the time to remove that,
> great. Otherwise, we'd have to release what we have.
I thought I answered this already? Anyway...
"configure" needs to look for Python because it needs to know whether
it should add a "using python" line to its own user-config.jam file.
And once it has found Python, the best way to be sure that it then
builds with the Python it found is by putting the detected root and
version into its user-config.jam.
If we let BBv2 find Python at "make" time, it could find a different
Python from what "configure" found (due to changes to the PATH, for
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