Subject: [Boost-build] Boost.build
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-07-16 09:36:34
Having been a bad boy in the past and not followed the instructions (and got into trouble with bjam
version), this time I have tried to do better.
(I'm actually trying to build the latest trunk libraries now that 1.47 is out, so I need 1.48
Getting started says
5.3.1 Install Boost.Build
Boost.Build is a text-based system for developing, testing, and installing software. First, you'll
need to build and install it. To do this:
Go to the directory tools\build\v2\.
Run b2 install --prefix=PREFIX where PREFIX is the directory where you want Boost.Build to be
Add PREFIX\bin to your PATH environment variable.
I've done steps one and two (though I don't know what step two does),
but I don't understand the instructions for "Run b2 install ..."
I've got a shiny new b2.exe (and a bjam.exe that looks the same) in my I:\boost-trunk\tools\build\v2
Where should I chose for PREFIX, and why?
Do I really need to do anything other than add I:\boost-trunk\tools\build\v2 to my path?
Are these sensible? (And/Or useful?)
Can anyone enlighten me further?
PS I don't feel I've been told about b2 versus bjam?
PPS As elsewhere in manuals, examples of typical input, and of typical output always help?
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