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Give instructions to install Boost C++ without the installer on readme.txt #2104

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nvaccessAuto opened this issue Feb 14, 2012 · 6 comments

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commented Feb 14, 2012

Reported by PZajda on 2012-02-14 11:40
The boost C++ installer doesn't work anymore for some days, so we cannot use the installer anymore, so we have to compile from sources, but scons cannot determine where boost c++ is installed.
Giving instructions on readme file to integrate boost C++ could be a good thing.

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commented Feb 14, 2012

Comment 1 by ragb (in reply to comment description) on 2012-02-14 14:50
Replying to PZajda:

The boost C++ installer doesn't work anymore for some days, so we cannot use the installer anymore, so we have to compile from sources, but scons cannot determine where boost c++ is installed.

Giving instructions on readme file to integrate boost C++ could be a good thing.

Try simply copying all the header files (.hpp) to include/boost. Or all the source, it doesn't matter that much. NVDA only uses the headers, from what I know.

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commented Feb 14, 2012

Comment 2 by PZajda on 2012-02-14 16:01
Right, thanks. Here is the precize procedure:

  1. Download the source archive and extract it.
  2. copy the subfolder nammed "boost" into include directory. It is the folder where there are hpp files.
  3. That's it!
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commented Feb 17, 2012

Comment 3 by jteh on 2012-02-17 01:18
I just tried the Boostpro Boost 1.47 installer and it works fine for me. I selected nearest SourceForge mirror and only selected the headers. Did you try another mirror?

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commented Feb 17, 2012

Comment 4 by PZajda on 2012-02-17 09:56
Yes I tryed to select another miror, and it didn't work.
I wrote to Boostpro.com, they answer me they won't provide the installer anymore...

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commented Apr 16, 2014

Comment 5 by nvdakor on 2014-04-16 21:20
Hi,
I'm tempted to close this ticket, as Boost libs are no longer needed in source code.

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commented Apr 16, 2014

Comment 6 by jteh on 2014-04-16 23:12
Closing as per comment:5.
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