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From: Jurko Gospodnetić (jurko.gospodnetic_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-02-15 16:18:36

   Hi Ruediger.

>>From what I can see, however, bjam is not installed by default, but only
> serves to translate the Boost libraries. This is on an OpenSUSE 10.3 system
> with Boost 1.34.1. Is this intentional or have I missed a command line
> option to the configure script ? "configure --help" doesn't seem to contain
> the option of installing bjam along with the compiled libraries.

   I do not know about how OpenSUSE packages boost but I always set up
the source tree and build Boost libraries myself. Boost Jam (& Boost
Build) come bundled with Boost - located in the tools/build folder in
case you use packaged sources or in tools/build and tools/jam in case
you use the sources directly from the SVN repository.

   To install Boost Jam just go to its source folder, run the build
script ( I believe on Unixes and build.bat on Windows) and after
that copy the build bjam executable to somewhere on your path.

> Also: is there an equivalent to "make -j 2" ? I.e. the simultaneous
> compilation of two files in one go ?

   I believe it is 'bjam -j 2'. :-)

   Hope this helps.

   Best regards,
     Jurko Gospodnetić

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