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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Using bjam in the sandbox
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-01 01:46:08

Edward Diener wrote:

> Vladimir Prus wrote:
>> On Saturday 31 October 2009 Edward Diener wrote:
>>> After downloading the latest sandbox files from SVN, I attempt to build
>>> some documentation for a library there by invoking bjam from a directory
>>> where I see a jamfile.v2, only to get the message:
>>> "C:\Programming\VersionControl\sandbox\logging\boost-build.jam attempted
>>> to load
>>> the build system by invoking
>>> 'boost-build ;'
>>> but we were unable to find "bootstrap.jam" in the specified directory
>>> Please consult the documentation at ''."
>>> How do I fix this ?
>> The best way would be to copy headers and sources of the library into
>> an existing Boost source tree. Then, things will work mostly automatically.
> The same error occured.

Then, remove boost-build.jam in the 'logging' directory

> What is the reason fo the error message ?

Boost.Jam -- which is the low-level build engine -- has to locate
Boost.Build -- which is the real build system. For that purpose, it searches
for a file named 'boost-build.jam' that should contain directives where
to search for Boost.Build. That 'boost-build ;' means to consult
environment variable called 'BOOST_BUILD_PATH', which is probably
not set, and usually is not required -- since boost-build.jam in Boost
root contains direct path to Boost.Build.

- Volodya

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