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From: ERR ORR (rd0002_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-10-26 14:31:54


I subscribed to these lists which by feeling correspond the closest to
what I need the, after discovering that Boost HAS a list server.

I run Linux Fedora, GCC, Netbeans 8.2.

I recently upgraded from Boost V1.60 to V1.71. Then discovered that
Boost does not build the modules I want (Asio, Xpressive) by default,
and that the build thingy is largely obscure to me.

Looking at the log output of the build thingy, I see that the modulus
I want do not compile. Using the --with<module> has no apparently has
no effect, or, with Xpressive, outputs an error.

I would be grateful if somebody could answer me some questions:
- Why does Boost not use the classic ./configure/make/make INSTALL
build sequence? On top of that, the "jam" tool which Boost uses
appears to be documented incorrectly (I can read english beyond
school grade).

- Could someone please explain to me how I build exactly ONE
additional module, for example Asio?

- Could somebody please explain to me how I can build the whole
library, module by module, dependably, to <stage>, if must be?

- Could somebody please explain to me why Boost has decided to NOT
include certain modules in default build process?

- What is a .JAM file for? search sez game and audio software, I think
of marmalade.

Thanks, lastly, for putting up with my frustration.


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