To install Boost.Build from an official release or a nightly build, as available on the official web site, follow these steps:
- Unpack the release. On the command line, go to the root of the unpacked tree.
- Run either .\bootstrap.bat (on Windows), or ./bootstrap.sh (on other operating systems).
./b2 install --prefix=where
PREFIXis a directory where you want Boost.Build to be installed.
If you are not using a Boost.Build package, but rather the version
bundled with the Boost C++ Libraries, the above commands should be run
Now that Boost.Build is installed, you can try some of the examples. Copy
to a different directory, then change to that directory and run:
A simple executable should be built.