boost.python on Debian

Joe bloggs me at
Mon Jan 16 07:44:24 EST 2006

Can anyone tell me how to get boost.python to work on Debian Sarge?
When I try to build the tutorial hello world example bjam reports:

attempted to load the build system by invoking

        'boost-build ../../../tools/build/v1 ;'

but we were unable to find "bootstrap.jam" in the specified directory or
in BOOST_BUILD_PATH (searching 

I have looked for 'bootstrap.jam' but it doesn't exist on my system. 
I suppose that the Debian boost package doesn't have the same structure as
the official one, and is missing some files. 
Can anyone tell me how to fix this?

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