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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-25 09:21:04

Larry Evans wrote:

> On 10/25/07 07:55, Vladimir Prus wrote:
>> Larry Evans wrote:
>>> On 10/25/07 07:30, Vladimir Prus wrote:
>>>> Larry Evans wrote:
>>> [snip]
>>>>> so, I'm guessing the --with-python is ignored? I tried
>>>>> without the --with-python and it ran OK.
>>>> Well, --with-python works for me just fine.
>>> However, if there's no difference between:
>>> ./
>>> and:
>>> ./ --with-python=/usr
>> I think there *is* difference -- the first won't build python-enabled
>> bjam. At least it does not for me.
> So, is '/usr' *always* the right value for '--with-python='?

It's almost always is.

> If so, then why bother specifying it.

In part, to specify that python support should be enabled.

> If not, then how
> does the user know which value to use?

It should be the 'installation prefix' used when building/installing
> Also, how do you test for whether bjam is python-enabled?

        $ bjam -f-
        PYTHON_IMPORT_RULE os : getcwd : PyBB : getcwd

is a quick and dirty way. We probably should change bjam -v
output so indicate python is enabled.

- Volodya

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