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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] (Mac OS 10.9) Boost.Python build quickstart: Unable to load Jamfile
From: Degang Wu (samuelandjw_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-01-09 22:46:23


Did you mean that the desired jamfile is not even included in the Macports installation? Should I download the official boost distribution separately just for this problem?


On 10 Jan, 2014, at 12:49 am, Steven Watanabe <watanabesj_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> 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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