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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-26 00:27:31

Lewis Hyatt wrote:

> Hi All,

Hi Lewis,
> I apologize if this has been reported before, but I couldn't find it
> after a long search. I encountered problems building bjam on a standard
> Linux distribution (uname -a: Linux 2.4.21-32.0.1.EL #1 Wed May 25
> 14:34:59 EDT 2005 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux) with gcc. (same problem with
> gcc 3.2.2 or 4.0.1). The executable seg faulted every time. I tracked
> it to the function var_defines() in variable.c which had a logic error
> at lines 124-130. I didn't investigate far enough to determine why the
> function was receiving strings consisting of a single quote,

I suspect some environment variable has a single quote as a value.

> and I do
> not know if this is irregular or not, but in any case the attached patch
> (output from diff -c) corrects the issue.

Applied, thanks!

- Volodya

P.S. Note that it's better to send jam patches to the jamboost mailing list.

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