Specify Root Directory in Environment
I am trying to install FlightGear. Already I have had to install automake and autoconf. Now I have downloaded Boost and installed it (I think?- How do you ever know?)
And now when I try to configure FlightGear for installation, I receive this error:
checking for boostlib >= 1.34.0... configure: error: We could not detect the boost libraries (version 1 .34 or higher). If you have a staged boost library (still not installed) please specify $BOOST_ROOT in your environment and do not give a PATH to --with-boost option. If you are sure you have boost install ed, then check your version number looking in <boost/version.hpp>. See Home for more documentation.
When you read this thesis, you get this main idea:
please specify $BOOST_ROOT in your environment
How do you do this?
What environment? What is the magical command to do this?
I'm sorry. But there are no courses on Linux, and I feel every time I'm working in Linux like I have to mystically guess the command OR re-invent the wheel. I'm sure we all have better things to do than spend 6 weeks trying to install one simgear application.