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Subject: [Boost-users] Fwd: configure Jamfile boost 1_63_0 tutorial to build from command line with bjam
From: Giulio De Luca (giuliod_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-05-09 15:55:49

I´m totally new to boost, I just downloaded boost_1_63_0 and I´m trying to
build the tutorial example located in
by following the tutorial documentation

The example is quite simple: it only contains 4 files:

   1. hello.cpp
   3. Jamfile
   4. ../Jamroot

For simplicity I´m pasting below the content of each file :

    // hello.cpp

    #include <boost/python/module.hpp>
    #include <boost/python/def.hpp>

    char const* greet()
       return "hello, world";

        using namespace boost::python;
        def("greet", greet);


    import hello_ext
And finally the boost configuration file:

    // Jamfile

    import python ;

    project tutorial
      : requirements

    python-extension hello_ext : hello.cpp ;

    run-test hello : hello_ext ;

    alias test : hello ;
    explicit test ;
// ../Jamroot
import python ;
if ! [ python.configured ]{
  ECHO "warning: no Python configured in user-config.jam" ;
  ECHO "warning: will use default configuration" ;
  using python ;}
# Adjust the following if Boost.Python isn't installed in a default location
lib boost_python ;

  : requirements# <include>/path/to/boost/python

rule run-test ( test-name : sources + ){
  import testing ;
  testing.make-test run-pyd : $(sources) : : $(test-name) ;}

build-project quickstart ;
build-project tutorial ;if [ python.numpy ]{
  build-project numpy ;}

When I execute bjam.exe from my cmd prompt (after properly adding in the
environment variables the path where bjam.exe is located) I get the
following errors:

...found 12 targets......updating 5 targets...
compile-c-c++ hello.obj
hello.cpp(7) : fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file:
'boost/python/module.hpp': No such file or directory

    call "C:\Users\...\AppData\Local\Temp\b2_msvc_11.0_vcvarsall_x86.cmd" >nul
cl /Zm800 -nologo @"hello.obj.rsp"
...failed compile-c-c++ hello.obj......skipped <p.>hello_ext.pyd for
lack of <p.>hello.obj......skipped <p.>hello_ext.pdb for lack of
<p.>hello.obj......skipped <p.>hello for lack of
<p.>hello_ext.pyd......failed updating 1 target......skipped 4

When I try and build the project from VS2012 I can build it properly
because i know hot to add additional include libraries to the project, but
I cannot find the proper way to config the Jamfile to make it build from
command line.

I tried to config the Jamroot file by changing the path to the boost/python
libraries local path but with no luck.

I wonder where and how should I add the absoulute path of the boost/python

Any help would be much appreciated

Thanks in advance!

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