Currently jamplus does not have built-in support for FreeBSD. It would be very nice to have it.
There are several issues when trying to compile from source; jam0 builds fine, second bootstrapping phase does not succeed because of some differences in library names (it can't find /usr/lib/libstdc++-static).
jam0 is almost usable, except a bug where it can't find the executable path (readlink method only works on Linux) so Jambase/modules can not be found.
I modified fileunix.c to fix this, see attached patch.
Other than that I had to slightly hack c-autodetect.jam to use linux32 platform for BSD (linux32 is probably a bad name? since it works fine on 64-bit Linux...) to get jam starting. I could not test C building rules because I don't use them, but at least jam files load correctly.
fileunix.c.patch - getprocesspath/getexecutablepath FreeBSD patch (1.39 KB)
RE: FreeBSD support? - Added by Joshua Jensen over 8 years ago
Thanks for the update. I have applied this to the latest Git repository build.
I also was working on installing FreeBSD in a VM to bring up the C compilation support. I must have been doing something wrong, because it was downloading source code for everything and building. I let it go overnight, and then I gave up on it.