Subject: [Boost-build] building boost.python
From: Stefan Seefeld (stefan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-05-08 12:03:52
I'm trying to build the boost.python examples, without success.
The build system looks suspicious, so I'd like to start by understanding
what it is supposed to do, before I try to fix anything.
https://github.com/boostorg/python/tree/master/example contains a
boost-build.jam file with
# Edit this path to point at the tools/build/v2 subdirectory of your
# Boost installation. Absolute paths work, too.
boost-build ../../../tools/build/v2 ;
That path no longer exists on github (there is no "v2" directory). But
even if I remove "/v2", it raises an error. What does this line do ? The
Jamfile doesn't contain any explicit targets, so what logic defines what
an invocation of `bjam` (or `b2` as the case may be) should do ?
Next I tried to build the boost.python documentation, which tries to exeute
"python" -gdt --source-url=./building.rst --link-stylesheet
which raises the error "Unknown option: -g"
Any idea what I may be missing ?
(As you may guess, I'm trying to get up to speed with boost.python after
a few years of lurking in the background. And while I think I have a
good handle on the boost.python code itself, I'm still struggling with
the build system. :-( )
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