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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] What is the most proper way to use installed boost library in couple with
From: Juraj Ivanèiæ (juraj.ivancic_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-07-06 03:10:30

On 4.7.2011. 20:25, Dmitry Timoshenko wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a project used boost libraries and linked against them.
> I also use to build the project.
> If boost libraries are used as is. With no installation (./bjam install).
> I mean a user just unpack and specify the path
> to unpacked content via e.g. BOOST_ROOT environment variable.
> BOOST_ROOT points to the boost's Jamroot file location.
> In this case everything is fine.
> I just write the line is my project-config.jam
> use-project boost : $(BOOST_ROOT) ;
> and can use libraries by theirs names.
> for example: boost/filesystem//boost_filesystem
> and will do all the stuff for me (build dependencies and etc.).
> But what if user installed boost libraries to e.g. by default
> '/usr/local' or 'c:\boost' what is common and most right way to use the
> boost in couple with in my project?
> Should I declare all the prebuilt targets explicitly in this case?
> The boost could also be built with different --layout specified.
> How to use installed boost libraries without boost's Jamroot file?

There is a boost.jam shipped with boost build (in contrib dir) for this

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