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Subject: Re: [boost] Installation fails if env VMS is set
From: Dreamcat4 (dreamcat4_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-04-12 14:18:24

On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 6:03 PM, Steven Watanabe <watanabesj_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 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.

Its a good effort. I downloaded that revision from SVN and applied the
patch. Heres the console output:

Let me know if you want me to try it again - i'd be happy to.

> In Christ,
> Steven Watanabe
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