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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] boost 1.57 user-config.jam
From: Thomas M (firespot71_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-12-21 16:31:34

On 16/12/2014 17:55, Suckow, Thomas J wrote:
> On 12/16/14, 6:10 AM, "Thomas M" <firespot71_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I just wanted to build Boost 1.57.0, and I noticed that has
>> undergone some changes (which do not seem to be fully reflected in the
>> docs).
>> First, there is no tools/build/v2 directory any more, so I use the
>> bootstrap.bat from tools/build (which itself refers to src/engine, ok).
>> More important I cannot locate a user-config.jam file any more (except
>> the one in the example folder), so where am I supposed to place the
>> settings that have so far gone therein / how to invoke them?
> The preferred location is your home directory.
> The search paths are listed here:
> I consider the practice of modifying the config in the boost build source
> bad practice. But others may disagree.

Seems to have worked, thanks.

The advantage of having the config file in the build source itself is
simply to making it explicit (and reproducible later) which
configuration was used to build which boost version (I have several on
my system).
Does %BOOST_BUILD_PATH% get auto-set during the bootstrapping or is it
something that I must specify beforehand? In other words what's the
recommended manner if the config-file shall deliberately go in to the
build source itself (using Windows)?

thanks, Thomas

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