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From: Jurko Gospodnetić (jurko.gospodnetic_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-01-23 07:40:42

   Hi Alex.

> I sent a post 15/01 asking about packaging support in bjam (“bjam
> support for creating packages on Solaris”) and haven’t got any reply
> yet… Can anybody please explain how to produce packages?

   Sorry, can not offer any assistance here...

> Also what’s the difference between “bjam install” and “bjam stage”?
> Which one should I use? Can you point me to any reading regarding this?

   From what I saw in the code they are one and the same. This system is
implemented in the stage.jam file where the same 'stage.install' rule is
imported into the global namespace under two names 'stage' and 'install'.

   As for reasons why this is so - I do not know. Most likely some
historical and possibly unfinished name change.

   I also believe that Boost library's main jam file defines its own
stage and install targets which have nothing to do these
'stage'/'install' rules other than being used as tools in some specific
ways. For more details on what the difference between those targets is
look at the help screen gotten using 'bjam --help' from the boost
library folder'.

   Hope this helps.

   Best regards,
     Jurko Gospodnetić

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