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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] (Mac OS 10.9) Boost.Python build quickstart: Unable to load Jamfile
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-01-09 11:49:26


On 01/09/2014 12:49 AM, Degang Wu wrote:
> Hi,
> I have installed Boost 1.55 (+python33), boost-build and boost-jam through Macports on Mac OS X 10.9. Following the HOWTO (, I cd to /opt/local/share/doc/boost/libs/python/example/quickstart and typed in "bjam toolset=gcc --verbose-test test" and "bjam" and I got the following error message:
> /opt/local/share/boost-build/build/project.jam:271: in find-jamfile from module project
> error: Unable to load Jamfile.
> error: Could not find a Jamfile in directory '../../../..'.
> error: Attempted to find it with pattern '[Bb]uild.jam [Jj]amfile.v2 [Jj]amfile [Jj]amfile.jam'.
> error: Please consult the documentation at ''.
> <snip>
> /opt/local/share/doc/boost/libs/python/example/quickstart/boost-build.jam:7: in module scope from module
> What was wrong?

These instructions are written assuming that
you are using the official Boost distribution
directly. The Jamfile is looking for the
main Boost Jamfile which apparently doesn't
exist in your Macports installation.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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