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Subject: [Boost-build] clarification of install, prefix and stage when building boost
From: Bioxydyn Dev (bioxydyn.dev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-08-22 09:53:09


I have successfully built boost with the following options:

./b2 install --prefix=~/development/cots/boost stage <various other options>

I notice that a directory ~/development/cots/boost is created in
contains lib and include sub directories. The contents of the include
directory appears to be the same as what is in $BOOST_ROOT/boost and the
lib contains the build output.

A directory $BOOST_ROOT/stage/lib is also created which contains the build

I expected the latter but not the former.

What is the --prefix option for? Should it be used when the stage option is
used? And why does it appear to result in the include files being
duplicated in another directory?



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