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    some help on downloading boost library

    hello all, i want to download boost library and install it on a system that doesnt have an internet connection ! , well, as far as i know the only way to download boost library is to use an installer! ? ! is there anyway to download the whole package usngh installer and then transfer it to another system ?
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    The only "installation" required is to extract the archive in whatever format you have it in and then moving it to your desired directory. As such, as long as you know that the target computer has software to extract archives in the given format, you can just keep the archive in your thumb drive or CD and transfer it as you please.
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    tanx for the answer,but there is a problem here ! some sort of libraries in boost need to be compiled! ( if i remember correctly )
    thus unpacking archive formats in this situation wont work! i think. i tried to download the installer and running it , it then downloaded some files ! ( i copied them to a folder!) but i dont know how to execute the installer again! ( it starts to install the library after the download is finished! ) so can i do sth about it ?
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    excuse me again . but glancing at this page i realized that the archive package doesnt include the whole stuff! cuz i remember when i used the installer to download the library ( the whole stuff would take 1.7Gigabyte space for installation ! )
    how could a 56Mb package hold 1.7Gigabyte of stuff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Masterx
    tanx for the answer,but there is a problem here ! some sort of libraries in boost need to be compiled! ( if i remember correctly )
    thus unpacking archive formats in this situation wont work!
    Yes, so you will have to build Boost, unless you happen to be using only the header only libraries.

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    how could a 56Mb package hold 1.7Gigabyte of stuff?
    Probably because the "stuff" has to be compiled first. (Then again, when we are talking about compression, a couple of terabytes of "stuff" could be represented by a few bytes.)
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    oh really? i didnt know compression could be that extreme!
    tanx .i'll read up the boost documentation for the rest of the chore!
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