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Installing Boost.Python on your System

Since Boost.Python is a separately-compiled (as opposed to header-only) library, its user relies on the services of a Boost.Python library binary.

If you need a regular installation of the Boost.Python library binaries on your system, the Boost Getting Started Guide will walk you through the steps of creating one. If building binaries from source, you might want to supply the --with-python argument to bjam (or the --with-libraries=python argument to configure), so only the Boost.Python binary will be built, rather than all the Boost binaries.