I've just added Boost Regex to a new project.  It is the first time I've done that for quite a long time (several years) and I'm left wondering whether Regex's standard build location has been changed, or whether I've missed a detail in the instructions.

The last one I did was Boost version 1.34.1, under Visual Studio 6.
The one I have just done is Boost version 1.64.0, under Visual Studio 12, aka Visual Studio 2013.

To build 1.34.1 (on VC6) I run "bjam --toolset=msvc --with-regex stage".
This creates two folders - "bin.v2" and "stage".
Bin.v2 is where all the intermediate files are written.
Stage/lib is where the final outputs are written.  There are a number of different ones built; for all the various static/dynamic, single/multi-threading, debug/release options.

Because of the auto-link stuff I just #include <boost/regex.hpp> in my project, and because of the use of #pragma comments in boost, the Link pass picks up the correct library file-name, provided I have included $(BOOSTDIR)\stage\lib in the linker's list of folders to search.

(%BOOSTDIR% being my chosen download/build location)

To build 1.64.0 I've followed the current instructions.  I ran "b2 regex", which built a dll, which is not what I want.  I then ran "b2 regex link=static", which build the static lib I wanted.  However, the lib is left in a folder a long way down from the bin.v2 folder, which is where I expected it to be.  It's in bin.v2\libs\regex\build\msvc-12\debug\link-static\threading-multi.
Hence, I need to know all the build settings to work out the folder name.  On the file-name side this is all hidden from my by the auto-link system, which builds the lib file's name from the various option settings.
Having the name built automatically but not the path leads me to suspect I've missed something....

So:
Is there an instruction I've missed to get all the built products (dlls or libs) put in a common (not too deep) location ?  (so the auto-link system will be sufficient to find it given just one linker folder location)
Is there an instruction I've missed to get all the combinations (static/dynamic, single/multi-threading, debug/release) built ?  (rather than one at a time)

Regards,
Richard.



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