From: Roland Schwarz (roland.schwarz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-02-14 16:41:33
On my system (debian) I installed the boost-build package which gets
installed into the path /usr/share/boost-build.
Now when trying to compile a newer version of the boost library this
does not work, since the project local boost-build.jam cannot override
from where to load the build system.
Typical --debug-configuration output:
roland_at_abacus:~/projects/boost/RC_1_34_0$ bjam toolset=gcc --with-thread
notice: found boost-build.jam at
notice: loading Boost.Build from /usr/share/boost-build
notice: loading site-config.jam from /etc/site-config.jam
notice: loading user-config.jam from /home/roland/user-config.jam
I expected boost-build.jam getting the ultimate word about loading of
the build system. So my questions:
1) Is this by intent?
2) If so, what is the purpose?
This makes it hard to have multiple versions of the build system.
Boost-Build list run by bdawes at acm.org, david.abrahams at rcn.com, gregod at cs.rpi.edu, cpdaniel at pacbell.net, john at johnmaddock.co.uk