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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Autofinding boost
From: Sean Hunt (rideau3_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-20 00:52:44

Vladimir Prus wrote:
> There are few different use cases you might have in mind. One is finding where source
> tree of Boost is located -- which is fairly hard to do ;-) Another is finding where
> among possible install locations Boost is found. There's no standard solution for that
> either, in particular because I don't know any other install location except for /usr/
> Finally, there's a question, given an known install location, to get at specific libraries,
> taking into account different naming for different build settings (threading,release,etc).
> There's a boost.jam in contrib directory in SVN that should help with this.
> - Volodya

I'm looking primarily at finding the source tree such that my project
can find the boost libraries, and build them on demand with the
project's configuration. It works quite well - if I want a
profile-enabled, multithreaded version, it will automatically build one
(and leave that build there for other projects to use). I thought I'd
seen some automatic option, but apparently not.



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