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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] right way to use boost in own project
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-05-21 06:18:45

On Thursday 21 May 2009 13:50:49 Anatoly Shirokov wrote:
> Good day time!
> I would like to use the boost libraries in my project based on the boost
> build system. What is right way to hide details of library naming
> conversion (for example, libboost-regex-vc71-mt-d-1_38) from developers.
> I saw an example from usage manual:
> project
> : requirements <library>/boost/filesystem//fs
> ;
> It is right way, but where and how can I describe the boost symbol
> (use-project, lib, alias or so on)? Of cause, my Jamroot and Boost
> Jamroot have different locations.
> Thanks in advance for any comments, suggestions, examples.

If you have Boost source tree, you can add this to your project:

        use-project /boost : <path-to-boost-source-tree> ;

Otherwise, take a look at contrib/boost.jam -- it has comments
about usage.


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