It's using an old, probably system installed, b2 executable. You need to use the b2 from the current boost distribution.

On Sat, May 5, 2018, 10:13 AM Stefan Seefeld via Boost-build <> wrote:

I'm forwarding this message originally sent to the Boost.Python mailing list. Can anybody help ?



-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: [C++-sig] bjam invocation error "rule copyright unknown in module man"
Date: Fri, 4 May 2018 09:47:42 -0700
From: Everest Chen <>
Reply-To: Development of Python/C++ integration <>

Hi all,

I m following the non-install quickstart guide for a ubuntu 16.04, I had problem at basic procedure step 4

the command is
/example/tutorial$ bjam --debug-configuration

then the msg is 
notice: found boost-build.jam at /home/everest/Downloads/boost_1_67_0/boost-build.jam
notice: loading Boost.Build from /home/everest/Downloads/boost_1_67_0/tools/build/src
/home/everest/Downloads/boost_1_67_0/tools/build/src/tools/types/man.jam:8: in load
ERROR: rule "Copyright" unknown in module "man".

How to fix this? Thanks.

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