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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-26 12:27:13

"Jeff Flinn" <TriumphSprint2000_at_[hidden]> writes:

> "David Abrahams" <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
>>>> [...]
>>>> > Mhmm. Do I need this? Will it even work without
>>>> > Python? (I know it will. But not from the guide.)
>>>> Well the message you *actually* get is:
>>>> skipping Boost.Python library build due to _missing_ _or_
>>>> _incorrect_ configuration
>>> (which I wasn't interested in.) Others don't.
>>>> [...]
>> Yes, I understand all that. Let me ask again:
>> So if that is insufficient to make it clear that the build will will
>> work even without Python, what do we need to do in order to make it
>> clear?
> I've no idea if this is doable. Display a summary with three sections:
> Successful, Skipped and Failed. Entries under the Failed heading could have
> a short description of the problem if possible.

If we skip Boost.Python we *do* need to tell people what they need to
set up in order to not get it to be skipped. Maybe you don't care,
but I do. I was the one fielding all the "Can't build Boost.Python"
questions before I had that big message.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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