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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-09-04 09:52:02

on Mon Sep 03 2007, Vladimir Prus <> wrote:

>> error: Unable to find file or target named
>> error: '/boost/python//boost_python'
> As the message says "/boost/python//boost_python" neither file or
> *target*.

The message could be much better; '//' indicates that it's a target

> Such target is only defined when you configure python in your
> user-config.jam

That's not accurate at all, unless someone has changed how this works
since 1.34.0 was released. In fact, it's backwards.
/boost/python//boost_python is declared when you import Boost.Python's
Jamfile from the libs/python/build directory. If you haven't
configured python in your user-config.jam, at that point, the jamfile
will attempt to automatically configure it.

I don't know who generates this message:

  warning: Python location is not configured
  warning: the Boost.Python library won't be built

but if that logic actually exists it sorta defeats the purpose of the
automatic configuration.

Dave Abrahams
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