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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Way to build boost component from a GitHub repo?
From: Tal Lancaster (tal.lancaster_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-05-23 13:47:51

> On May 22, 2017, at 12:29 PM, Rene Rivera via Boost-build <boost-build_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 11:48 AM, Tal Lancaster via Boost-build <boost-build_at_[hidden] <mailto:boost-build_at_[hidden]>> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have been making changes to date_time which I cloned from GitHub. Now I want to build and run the test files included in that repository. How can I go about building and running these tests making use of the boost build mechanism?
> In the boost docs, I noticed bjam and b2, which appear to work off of .jam files. However, the date_time repository seems to be using Jamfile.v2 files, which I haven’t found any reference to.
> I do have the boost_1_64_0 source distribute and run the bootstrap so I have bjam and b2.
> You will need to clone Boost from git and substitute your date_time fork on that clone. Some info here < <>>, < <>>. You'll have to figure out how to use git to look at your fork though. Don't know how to do that.
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Thanks for the reply.

I thought maybe there was a way to just have some minimal chunks of Boost and hack up a jam root file in date_time.

But I will go ahead and download the entire boost from GitHub and work from there.


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