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Subject: Re: [boost] Installation fails if env VMS is set
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-04-12 13:03:07


On 04/12/2011 08:54 AM, Dreamcat4 wrote:
> 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
> install.
> 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
> Boost-specific.
> 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.

Can you try the attached patch? I've
tested it on Windows 7 and Fedora 14.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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