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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-05-01 06:55:38


This is just another example of what I was describing in; Reproducing your
guy's build process works just fine for me. We need to do a maintenance
release! In the meantime, please direct him to the latest CVS state.


----- Original Message -----
From: "John Maddock" <john_maddock_at_[hidden]>
> Dave,
> You may want to look into this,
> John Maddock
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Mechner" <david_at_[hidden]>
> To: <John_Maddock_at_[hidden]>
> Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2002 6:44 PM
> Subject: boost build problem
> Hello,
> I'm emailing you because I tried to install boost mainly to use your
> package. The boost install failed, but I eventually found the
makefiles in
> the regex build subdir and built the package using those, which worked
> I'm emailing you because I couldn't face dealing with the boost
mailing list
> to report this issue, as I don't have a lot of time to spend on it,
and from
> the website I couldn't identify anyone with primary responsibility for
> installation issues. Perhaps you'd be kind enough to forward this to
> in the boost community who might care. Sorry for any inconvenience.
> Briefly, installing boost failed catastrophically on my
> installation. The command line used and (some of the) output is
attached. A
> quick glance make it seem that:
> - jam is calling vcvars32.bat even though I've already run it and my
> env is set up fine, as requested in the install docs.
> - it's choking on the CL command which has spaces (C:\Program
> Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\...) in the path as used. However, I
don't see
> why the full path to the compiler is being used, when vcvars32.bat
puts the
> compiler in the path precisely so it can be called just as "cl".
> My deepest apologies if I'm doing something stupid, but if I am,
perhaps the
> build documentation should be elaborated to account for idiots like
> Boost looks like a fantastic project, and I'd love to use it, but I'm
> it's a little inaccessible right now (at least for windows users?).
> Anyway, regards and thanks.
> -David Mechner

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