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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-08-24 06:31:07

Ames Andreas wrote:

> I'm using some of boost's libs in my own projects. Therefore I like
> to build certain (sub)variants of these libraries from the according
> library subdirectories to avoid the (quite large) overhead when
> building from the toplevel boost directory with the --with-<lib>
> option.
> Take Boost.Signals as an example. When I build in
> boost/libs/signals/build using bjam, the subproject (not only signals)
> seems not to support the stage target so that the resulting binary/ies
> are build somewhere in boost/bin.
> Now I would like to create a Jamfile outside the boost source tree
> which does two things:
> 1) it builds selected (sub)variants of boost_signals, perhaps using
> some accordingly named NOTFILE targets,
> 2) it let's me copy the resulting binary/ies (i.e. libs and dlls) to a
> specified directory.
> Unfortunately I seem not to be able to figure out how to do this with
> bjam, especially how to get the full path of the built binary/ies. I
> would really like to avoid hardcoding these paths. So any help is
> appreciated.

I know your message talks about V1, but with V2 this is a simple as:

   install install-boost-libs-you-want
       : <path-to-boost>/libs/signals/build//boost_signals
       : <location>some-directory

for multiple variants:

   install install-boost-libs-you-want
       : <path-to-boost>/libs/signals/build//boost_signals/<variant>release
       : <location>some-directory

- Volodya

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