Subject: Re: [Boost-build] clarification of install, prefix and stage when building boost
From: Bioxydyn Dev (bioxydyn.dev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-08-27 03:07:15
On 26 August 2013 04:48, Dave Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> on Thu Aug 22 2013, Bioxydyn Dev <bioxydyn.dev-AT-gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Steven,
> > Thanks for your reply. I have some follow up questions below.
> > On 22 August 2013 16:54, Steven Watanabe <watanabesj_at_[hidden]>
> > wrote:
> > stage is intended for those working out of the source tree.
> > install is intended to create a separate installation,
> > that doesn't depend on the source.
> > I'm not sure I understand what the difference is.
> > What do you mean by 'working out of the source tree'?
> > As a developer, if you use a boost library that is header only how
> > would you not be dependent on the source?
> Yes. Steven is referring to the source *tree*, i.e. the files of Boost
> laid out exactly as they come out of SVN. Usually this comes from an
> SVN working copy or a tarball. Install generally creates a copies the
> headers, built binaries, docs, etc. into standard system locations so
> that you can write code dependent on Boost without actually having a
> complete checkout of the Boost source.
So if I want to build boost and develop code that uses the boost libraries
I should use stage and not install? Is that correct?
> Dave Abrahams
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