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From: Ray Lambert (codemonkey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-05 22:35:08


Hope this isn't too stoopid of a question...

I just started using on win32 (coming from Linux) and I've
encountered something unexpected.

It appears that cygwin installs the boost headers in a directory called
"/usr/include/boost-VERSION/" (presently, "/usr/include/boost-1_33_1/"
for me).

On Linux (FC6), the boost headers are installed in
"/usr/include/boost/". (No, it's not a symlink.)

So, of course, includes like

    #define <boost/shared_ptr.h>

in my source cannot be found.

I have temporarily fixed the problem in user-config.jam by adding:


This seems fairly nasty to me though, because now everyone on the
project has to know and/or remember to update user-config.jam whenever
boost is updated.

Is there a better way to handle this situation (in



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