Boost C++ Libraries

...one of the most highly regarded and expertly designed C++ library projects in the world. Herb Sutter and Andrei Alexandrescu, C++ Coding Standards

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Installation

To install Boost.Build from an official release or a nightly build, as available on the official web site, follow these steps:

  1. Unpack the release. On the command line, go to the root of the unpacked tree.
  2. Run either .\bootstrap.bat (on Windows), or ./bootstrap.sh (on other operating systmes).
  3. Run
    ./bjam install --prefix=PREFIX
    where PREFIX is a directory where you want Boost.Build to be installed.
  4. Optionally, add PREFIX/bin to your PATH environment variable.

If you are not using Boost.Build package, but rather the version bundled with the Boost C++ Libraries, the above commands should be run in the tools/build/v2 directory.

Now that Boost.Build is installed, you can try some of examples. Copy PREFIX/share/boost-build/examples/hello to a different directory, then change to that directory and run:

PREFIX/bin/bjam

A simple executable should be build.


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