I've tested if it was possible to build all tests and benchmarks using qmake tool. In this test, ublas was cloned inside modular-boost and NO boost libraries were installed in the system. An error was detected because a header file was missing.
The steps of the test are:
1 - Create a new virtual machine with Linux installed. Qt libraries (almost qmake tool) should be installed, but NOT, Boost libraries.
10 - Ublas tests could be build by calling 'make' in the directory libs/numeric/ublas/IDE/qt-creator.
In the step 4, when boost libraries are build, in the directory modular-boost/boost/numeric, some links to files are missing (which causes a compilation error) but in step 9, the missing links have been created once the tests has been compiled using b2 tool.