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Subject: [Boost-build] Pointing to a Boost tree for bjam
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-11-15 16:01:39

Often I will get some sandbox library into a separate directory from the
latest Boost trunk using SVN. I then want to use Boost build to create
docs or run tests using this sandbox library. But efforts fail unless I
put the library under a Boost implementation or my own latest Boost
trunk because, evidently, bjam can not find the rest of Boost in which
the sandbox build(s) depends.

Of course the way I have been getting around this is to move the sandbox
library into the appropriate directory structure under my copy of Boost
trunk. This seems onerous, especially because I have to end up removing
any .svn directories for the sandbox library from Boost trunk directory
as not to confuse SVN.

Is there a better way ? Can I not somehow point to my Boost trunk from
within my sandbox directory structure to be able to build sandbox docs,
libraries, and tests without having to move my sandbox files into the
appropriate place under my latest copy of Boost trunk ? It does seem as
if Boost Build should be flexible enough to allow this. I do have my
user-config.jam and site-config.jam in my %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%.

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