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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] using "build-project"
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-07-17 18:08:53


On 07/17/2015 03:00 PM, Stefan Seefeld wrote:
> In my Jamfile I use
> build-project tutorial
> build-project reference
> with two subprojects in tutorial/ and reference/. Each of those contains
> its own Jamfile, and running bjam in those subdirectories will generate
> a local html/ directory.
> However, if I execute bjam in the toplevel directory, I get a single
> ./html/ directory with output of both subprojects on top of each other
> (and of course, a single index.html file corresponding to the last
> subproject being built).
> What am I doing wrong ? How can I force the two html/ directories to be
> generated within tutorial/ and reference/, even if the build process is
> invoked from the toplevel directory ?

You're not doing anything wrong. This is
a "feature" of the boostbook toolchain that's
difficult to fix because the existing
documentation build relies on it.

> (Is there a parameter I can use to the boostbook rule to set the output
> directory explicitly ?)

It looks like you can (ab)use the <name> feature.
You'll have to derive the correct relative path
manually, though, as <name> is not intended to
store a complete path.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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