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Subject: [Boost-build] How to get install to copy a file?
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-06-22 07:21:23

I've wanted to copy a .css file to the /doc/html directory of a library.

Rather than doing this by hand (because it is sometimes necessary to delete the contents of the
doc/html to remove obsolete stuff generated by doxygen), I've tried (and as usual failed) to do this
using bjam.

Amongst many other things, I've tried a jamfile containing just

  install cssinstall : quickdox.css : <location>html ;
  explicit cssinstall ;

also tried

  install cssinstall : quickdox.css : <install-type>CSS <location>html <name>quickdox.css ;
  explicit cssinstall ;

I:\modular-boost\libs/my_library\doc>b2 -a

...found 1 target...

but no file is copied :-(

I:\modular-boost\libs\ my_library \doc>b2 -a -d4

make -- all
make -- all
time -- all: unbound
made touched all
...found 1 target...

-d5 sends it into a paroxysm of output :-(

What am I doing wrong?



Paul A. Bristow
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