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From: Andy Little (andy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-05-27 12:21:59

Further helpful (I hope) criticism of the getting started Docs for boost


In the heading section entitled Chapter22 Installation, paragraph numbered 2.
The second sentence reads:

"Go to the Boost.Build root directory and run bjam --version. You should see: "

It is too easy to assume this refers to the directory $(BOOST_ROOT)/build rather
than $(BOOST_ROOT)/build/v2 and if you execute the command there you get a
cryptic error message.

I think what is referred to here as the Boost Build directory is referred to
previously as the Boost Build V2 directory ( I feel however that it is quite
likely to arrive here without having read that anyway). The physical location of
v2 under the build directory can add to the confusion It might help to always
refer to the directory explicitly as the Boost Build v2 directory.


Andy Little

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