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From: Bilokon, Paul (paul.bilokon_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-04-30 10:07:10


I would be very much obliged if you could share your insights on the
following three questions:

(1) Is it at all possible to change the location of the "bin" folder for
my project or is it hardcoded? (bjam generates a number of files under
(project root)/bin/msvc-8.0/debug and (project
root)/bin/msvc-8.0/release. If so, what is the "correct" (good practice)
way of achieving this?

(2) I am using Boost.Build with Boost.Python. The generated files are
linked to boost_python-vc80-mt-gd-1_34_1.dll (debug) and
boost_python-vc80-mt-gd-1_34_1.dll (release). But then I'm using

install bin : hello : <location>$(dist-dir)/debug <variant>debug ;
install bin : hello : <location>$(dist-dir)/release <variant>release ;

in Jamroot to dist the files. The DLLs do not get copied to the dist
location (nor do they appear under "bin"). How can I instruct bjam to
copy the DLLs?

(3) On a related note, is there a "copy" rule in Boost.Build (very much
along the lines of the similar Ant rule), which would copy my supporting
Python files to $(dist-dir)?

Sorry if my questions have obvious answers; I did read through the
documentation and check the related resources on the Web.

Many thanks for your help.


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