I currently don't have a lot of internet quota so I didn't want to install the latest boost libraries. Instead I installed Boost 1.49 using the Synaptic Package Manager and my Debian DVDs.
Now that boost (seems to be) installed, how I can I include the headers and link to the binaries when I compile my code? Do I still have to compile boost or is it already compiled for my machine? I can run
bjam, which produces this:
warning: No toolsets are configured. warning: Configuring default toolset "gcc". warning: If the default is wrong, your build may not work correctly. warning: Use the "toolset=xxxxx" option to override our guess. warning: For more configuration options, please consult warning: http://boost.org/boost-build2/doc/html/bbv2/advanced/configuration.html
error: error: no Jamfile in current directory found, and no target references specified.
Not surprisingly, it doesn't find what it's looking for. The link given takes me to a configuration page that doesn't seem to contain what I'm looking for.
In Windows, I would unzip the files to
C:/Program Files/Common Files and then run
bootstrap followed by
b2 ... to compile boost for my PC. These instructions seem to assume that we already know where boost actually is...