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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] [Boost users] MacPorts and Boost path issues
From: Daniel James (daniel_james_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-16 21:09:43

2009/3/16 John Burgoon <noogrub_at_[hidden]>:

> My first question is, when I compile my work on command line using g++:
> i.e.,   g++ myfile.cpp -o myfile
> which of these paths should I include?  I think I am supposed to do
> something like
> g++ -I /path/to/boost myfile.cpp -o myfile
> but I do not understand how a person knows which dir to use.

I've never used the macports boost package, but I expect the headers
are in '/opt/local/include/boost'. So probably '-I

> Another way of asking this is: If YOU sat down at my machine and decided to
> use boost, what would you do to a)find it

At the command line:

port contents boost | less

> Is there clear documentation on how a fellow figures out where the install
> is located

Also at the command line:

man port

> and then shows how to include it?

I'm not sure. You might get more help on the macports user list.

> I also have fink installed on the system, and fink says that boost1.33 is
> installed. So how in the world do I update fink to accept a later version?
> When I try to update, fink says no update is needed.

That would be a question for the fink documentation or users list.
Although you should be careful if you've got both macports and fink
installed as they can interfere with each other.


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