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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Status of boost-build at sourceforge?
From: Steve M. Robbins (steve_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-03-19 18:22:49

On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 08:00:56PM +0000, Daniel James wrote:
> On 19 March 2011 19:52, Steve M. Robbins <steve_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> > In particular: Debian has packages based on boost-build,
> > but I'm not sure really if these 3-year old files have any
> > value today. ?Do they?
> No, you need to build it from the main repository. Bjam is no longer
> considered to be a standalone executable. Installation instructions
> are at:

OK, so now if I package boost-build from Boost sources, I have a
version problem. The old Boost.Build package was version "2.0
Milestone 12". The bjam built from Boost 1.46.1 sources reports the
same version:

    $ bjam --version
    Boost.Build V2 (Milestone 12)
    Boost.Jam 03.1.19

In Debian, when a component is built from "version x.y" of a source
tree, the binary package for that component carries the same
version (i.e. "x.y"). Thus I'd normally assign the boost version
(1.46.1) to the boost-build package. However, this is smaller than
the previous version (2.0-m12) which will cause a problem in that
it doesn't look like an upgrade.

What version should be assigned to Boost.Build?


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