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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-01-08 11:58:36

Jeff Abrahamson <jeff_at_[hidden]> writes:

> I'm installing the Boost Graph Library python bindings on a Debian
> testing machine. BGL-python appears not to be available as a .deb, so
> I am installing from source.
> The readme suggests I run $BOOST_ROOT/tools/build/jam_src/
> This directory exists, but the file does not.
> It also suggests I run "bjam <options>". I can't think of any options
> I want a priori [ ;-) ] so I run bjam with no options, but to no avail:
> jeff_at_krypton:bgl-python-0.9 $ bjam
> Unable to load Boost.Build: could not find "boost-build.jam"
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
> Attempted search from /home/jeff/tmp/bgl-python-0.9 up to the root
> and in these directories from BOOST_BUILD_PATH and BOOST_ROOT: /usr/share/boost-build.
> Please consult the documentation at ''.
> jeff_at_krypton:bgl-python-0.9 $
> BTW, Boost.Build does not exist on my machine. I'm not clear on what
> should cause it to exist.

The easiest way to cause it to exist is to download the Boost tarball
from, and
download a Boost.Jam executable or go to the tools/build/jam_src
directory of your unpacked Boost tarball, and execute


Details at

Do *not* download the boost-build package from; that is an
unreleased future version of the build system.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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