Easy Build and Install (Taken from Getting Started on Unix Variants)
$ cd path/to/boost_1_52_0 $ ./bootstrap.sh --help
Select your configuration options and invoke ./bootstrap.sh again without the --help option. Unless you have write permission in your system's /usr/local/ directory, you'll probably want to at least use
$ ./bootstrap.sh --prefix=/usr/local/boost $ ./b2 installThis will leave Boost binaries in the lib/ subdirectory of your installation prefix. You will also find a copy of the Boost headers in the include/ subdirectory of the installation prefix, so you can henceforth use that directory as an #include path in place of the Boost root directory.