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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] [boost] Errors in "getting started" documentation
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-03-07 12:39:04

At Sun, 13 Feb 2011 18:44:04 +0000,
Daniel James wrote:
> This was posted to the developer list:
> On 12 February 2011 23:11, Loïc Joly <loic.actarus.joly_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> >
> > I recently upgraded to the 1.45 version on windows, with VC++2010. I noticed
> > several errors in the documentation. I think they are really important,
> > because installation is the first thing people will ever encounter from
> > boost, and if the installation procedure is buggy, people might decide not
> > to look any further.
> >
> >
> >
> > If we get a prebuild bjam program, the compilation step will fail. We need
> > to get a bjam by executing the bootstrap file in the distribution, not by
> > downloading it.
> >
> >
> What should we do about this?

I don't know if this is still a problem, but it seems to me that as
long as Boost is distributing a pre-built bjam, that bjam should be
able to compile the latest Boost release. If it cannot, we should
either update it immediately or stop distributing the pre-built

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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