Subject: Re: [Boost-build] user-config.jam permanent location
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-08-14 09:40:24
On 8/14/2010 1:43 AM, Vladimir Prus wrote:
> On Saturday 14 August 2010 06:01:58 Edward Diener wrote:
>> On 8/13/2010 2:39 AM, Vladimir Prus wrote:
>>> On Friday 13 August 2010 07:16:21 Edward Diener wrote:
>>>> When I open any user-config.jam I see:
>>>> "# This file is used to configure your Boost.Build installation. You
>>>> can modify
>>>> # this file in place, or you can place it in a permanent location so that it
>>>> # does not get overwritten should you get a new version of Boost.Build. See:
>>>> # for documentation about possible permanent locations."
>>>> When one goes to
>>>> there is no information there about a permanent location for
>>> I have updated the URL to:
>>> where a table of locations of config files is present.
>> Does not the search order for user-config.jam start with the boost build
>> directory ?
> No. It starts with $HOME, because if it started with something else, user-config.jam
> placed in $HOME would be ignored.
>> In the page above the search order for user-config.jam does
>> not include that at all.
> That is the $BOOST_BUILD_PATH in the table.
So one of the environment variables must be set in order for
user-config.jam to be found and the user to be able to use the Boost
Build system ?
I would imagine for a user downloading Boost and hoping to build some
part of Boost, having to set an environment variable in order to do so
might be an excessive requirement.
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