Subject: Re: [Boost-build] [boost] Errors in "getting started" documentation
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-03-07 12:44:33
Dave Abrahams wrote:
> 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, LoÃ¯c 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.
>> > http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/1_45_0/more/getting_started/windows.html#get-bjam
>> > 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.
>> > http://www.boost.org/boost-build2/doc/html/bbv2/reference/tools.html#bbv2.reference.tools.compiler.msvc
>> 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
We don't distribute a pre-built bjam; I plan to update getting started to remove
references to pre-built jam before 1.46.1.
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