Package Details: boost-build 4.0.0-1

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Package Base: boost-build
Description: Boost.Build makes it easy to build C++ projects, everywhere.
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Keywords: boost builder cpp devel
Licenses: custom:boost
Conflicts: boost-build-nightly
Submitter: schuay
Maintainer: marcs
Last Packager: marcs
Votes: 33
Popularity: 0.000840
First Submitted: 2014-01-04 10:10
Last Updated: 2019-09-05 11:15

Latest Comments

Kunda commented on 2019-03-21 13:36


jehelset commented on 2019-03-09 14:25

hi marc, can you update this to 1.69? here's the PKGBUILD:


phcerdan commented on 2017-05-03 06:12

Hi marcs, any update on this?
Even though b2 and bjam is shipped with the official boost, there is still a need for `boost-build.jam`. Maybe removing b2,bjam from this package to avoid conflicts, but keep the boost-build.jam et al files?

edit: just read in PKGBUILD that you did that already, can you upgrade to 1.63 to match the official boost?


marcs commented on 2016-03-05 15:13

Hi augusto,

The problem is that the boost package now owns both b2 and bjam files, and instead of removing them without notice to the user, I prefer to set boost as a conflict until I figure out what to do.

It is a strange situation because boost-build is listed as an optional dependency on the official boost package, but now makes no sense with b2 bundled with boost.

augustob commented on 2016-02-29 18:42

Hey, is there a reason not to make this depend on boost instead of conflict with it? I have a custom local package for this where I do "rm -rf ${pkgdir}/usr/bin/" after the "b2 install", and it works great.