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From: William E. Kempf (williamkempf_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-05-03 09:04:18

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tanton Gibbs" <thgibbs_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2002 5:32 PM
Subject: Re: [boost] boost organization and installation

> Will this distribution system also run tests to make sure that the
> packages will run correctly on the user's system? People might download a
> package before checking its status on their compiler, or perhaps their
> a compiler for which the status is not yet known. Either way, it would be
> good if there was a way to run tests on the installed portions and verify
> that everything is correct.

This is very possible and would have to be a part of the installation
process *if* the installation process followed an AAM approach instead of an
install package approach. If it's an installation package it's the
responsibility of the packager to insure he doesn't package something that
won't work. In both cases, though, most (all?) of the boost libraries have
a test suite that can be used in an automated fashion to ensure this.

Bill Kempf

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