Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Using bjam in the sandbox
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-05 03:20:49
On Sunday 01 November 2009 Edward Diener wrote:
> >> 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.
> I set the BOOST_ROOT environment variable, bu it still did not work.
I have looked into that more, and it appears that:
1. The library setup needs some love. In particular, it uses non-standard
variable names for everything.
2. It does not actually have any BoostBook docs, only doxygen -- buildable
by running doxygen directly.
Before I go on fixing (1), can you clarify the point (2) -- that is, what
docs are you planning to build. If you're building docs for some other
library, can you let me know which one, so that I can check it?
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