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Subject: [Boost-build] Writing an install for Boost — Which environmental variables need to be set?
From: Alec Taylor (alec.taylor6_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-06-25 02:04:28

Good Afternoon,

Which environmental variables need to be set in boost?

I'm going to write a boost installer/wrapper which will DL the latest
.zip to %TEMP%, extract it, run the bjam tool setting the prefix to
[INSTALLDIR], then remove zip + extracted and add environmental

So which environmental variables do I need to add?

I know that many projects (i.e.: CppCMS, Wt) use Boost in there
compile+build processes & I want to automate the entire
install+compilation of these projects, so I thought I'd start by
packaging the boost library, for bootstrapping onto the meta
installer. BOOST_DIR &etc need to be set...

Is there a list somewhere of all the environmental variables I need to set?

I'll be writing this in NSIS, or if there's interest, in WiX and
binaries for .deb & .rpm (if there aren't already).

Please tell me which environ var I need to set.

Thank you,

Alec Taylor

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