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Subject: [boost] Installation fails if env VMS is set
From: Dreamcat4 (dreamcat4_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-04-12 11:54:27


Over on the Boost-Users mailinglist we have found that this
environment variable (and perhaps unknown but maybe others) will cause / Jam failure during the Boost libraries compile and

Heres the full thread:

You (or Jam developement team) may wish to consider taking some kind
of action to avoid this as VMS is a very common acronym for "Virtual
Machines". Its usage elsewhere is widespread and certainly not

Other choices of course - maybe look towards documenting such usag(es)
if they cannot be easily avoided. Or consider ways to detect / warn /
clean out the users shell environment variables if they are
conflicting. Sorry I cant help any further however as a new user I
simply have no experience with the Boost library yet.

Many thanks.


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