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From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-05 23:08:10

Ray Lambert wrote:
> Hi,
> Hope this isn't too stoopid of a question...
> I just started using on win32 (coming from Linux) and I've
> encountered something unexpected.

Which version of Boost.Build? I ask because it seems you are using Boost
1.33.1 below.

> 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.)

Yea, that would be the Redhat packagers. If you build+install manually
they would end up in the same place as you observe for Cygwin.

> 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:
> <cxxflags>-Id:\cygwin\usr\include\boost-1_33_1
> 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



To your project targets, either as a project requirement or to selected
targets as needed. I'm assuming you are using the latest Boost.Build v2
code for this. If you aren't please answer my first question and we can
give you a more precise answer.

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