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From: Christian Henning (chhenning_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-07-29 09:52:53

Why not give them a binary? If this doesn't work, than try a script
that executes the bjam compiling only the program_options, which I
believe also need the biggest lib of boost, serialization.


On 7/29/05, Joseph Turian <turian_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm packaging some software for distribution, and the software depends upon
> the 'program_options' library.
> I don't want to assume that the user has boost installed, or ever jam. So I
> was wondering about the potential for automagically building and using the
> 'program_options' library if it is not already present on the user's system.
> I would include the source files in libs/program_options/, and write a
> small Makefile for it.
> I would also include all the Boost headers.
> Is this sufficient, even though it wouldn't run the Boost configure script
> to determine system-specific settings?
> Can you see any problems in building this library without doing a full
> Boost install?
> Thanks!
> Joseph
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