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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Library or tool outpath path
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-03-09 09:36:27

On 3/9/2016 2:20 AM, Vladimir Prus wrote:
> On 09-Mar-16 9:45 AM, Edward Diener wrote:
>> On 3/8/2016 11:34 AM, Steven Watanabe wrote:
>>> AMDG
>>> On 03/08/2016 08:54 AM, Edward Diener wrote:
>>>> When using b2 to build a particular non-header only library from that
>>>> library's build directory, or when building a particular tool from that
>>>> tool's build directory, is there a way to specify on the command line a
>>>> final path where I want that library or tool to be copied to ? I tried
>>>> using --prefix but it had no effect.
>>> There should be stage and install targets
>>> like at the top level, but I don't think
>>> anyone uses them, so they might be broken.
>> I am not invoking b3 from the top level but from the particular tool's
>> build directory. Should stage and install targets
>> work if not at the top level ?
> Edward,
> In Boost.Build, "b2 stage" or "b2 install" work iff project in the
> current directory has "stage" or "install" targets declared. Unlike
> make, we don't have a global namespace where all targets are dumped.
> In Boost C++ Libraries, it's a good idea to have each component declare
> such targets - in particular for compiled
> libraries we have 'boost-install' function that declares these targets.
> Possibly the library or tool you're working
> with is not doing that?

Where is 'boost-install' documented ?

I am looking at the jam file for the wave tool. The jamfile has:

install dist-bin

install dist-lib

How can these be changed so that they honor the --libdir I pass when
invoking b2 with this jamfile ?

What would adding a 'boost_install' in the jamfile look like ?

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