Yes sorry I should have been more specific, I am specifying by hand using the user-config.jam file. 

Thanks for the suggestion but that was the first thing I tried



From: Boost-mpi <boost-mpi-bounces@lists.boost.org> on behalf of Nathan Beal <nathan.beal@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk>
Sent: 09 September 2016 16:49
To: boost-mpi@lists.boost.org
Subject: [Boost-mpi] Boost.MPI build MPI Auto Detection failed


I was wondering if anyone would help me I'm trying to build the mpi library from boost 1_55_0 however I am running into trouble. When building with bjam I run into an MPI auto-detection failed. I have included the error message below:

MPI auto-detection failed: unknown wrapper compiler /usr/local/bin/mpic++
Please report this error to the Boost mailing list: http://www.boost.org
You will need to manually configure MPI support.
link.jam: No such file or directory

Is anyone able to help? Apologies if I've made a mistake, first time using a mailing list.
Many thanks