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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] How to build boost
From: Jurko Gospodnetić (jurko.gospodnetic_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-11 07:10:59

   Hi ZikO.

> I can choose ether stage or install. What's the difference between these
> two?

   Look at the Boost library's base Jamfile.jam build script. That is
where all the Boost library specific (i.e. non Boost Build or Boost Jam
options) are implemented and described. One other way to see this is by
running 'bjam --help' in the Boost library's root folder (where its
Jamroot.jam file is located).

   install and stage targets are both defined there. I believe the
install target does the same thing as the stage target except that it
also copies all the header files to under the specified install folder,
unlike stage which only copies the built files.

   I personally use stage as I keep the source folder around so there is
no point in duplicating all the header files.

   Hope this helps.

   Best regards,

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