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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Relative paths in user-config.jam
From: Michael Marcin (mike.marcin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-01-09 05:00:19

Jürgen Hunold wrote:
> Hi Michael !
> An'n Freitag 09 Januar 2009 hett Michael Marcin schreven:
>> I have a subversion repository with my project code and qbk files and
>> the binaries for quickbook and all its dependencies along with bjam and
>> boost build v2 and boost book. I want to check in user-config.jam so
>> that anyone can check out the project to any directory and build the
>> docs by running a simple batch file.
>> I made the batch file set HOME to ../../../ (which is where
>> user-config.jam happens to live relative to the batch file) and bjam
>> picks up the user-config which is a good start.
> I think that adjusting HOME is no good idea (tm).
> You are using a wrapper script, so you could try and run
> bjam --user-config=../../../.. user config jam.
> Else I think I need a simple test case to play with.

Didn't know that option existed. I had to add \user-config.jam to the
end of your string but that is much better. It wasn't mentioned at so I thought modifying HOME was my only option.

My original problem still stands of trying to run quickbook.exe et al
from a relative path.

I can post output from bjam if it helps.

Michael Marcin

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