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Subject: Re: [boost] [build] is still broken
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-10-29 12:55:16


On 10/29/2013 12:33 AM, Eric Niebler wrote:
> On 10/28/2013 7:47 PM, Stephan T. Lavavej wrote:
>> [niXman]
>>> The same error.
>> Thanks. I don't know why bootstrap.bat is exploding for you, but that
>> exonerates my changes.
>> Eric - this should unblock you from merging checkin 86460 to release.
> OK, I got this working. I installed Stephan's mingw-64, did
> "bootstrap.bat gcc" followed by "b2 toolset=gcc pch=off
> --without-context --without-coroutine" and the build started using gcc
> from mingw. (I didn't let it run to completion.) As a curiosity, I'll
> note that the project-root.jam created by "bootstrap.bat gcc" contains a
> "using msvc ;" and not "using gcc ;", which seems wrong to me.

bootstrap.bat sets msvc unconditionally.
The language for batch scripts is really
horrible, so working this out correctly
is likely to be very painful.

> I also did "./ --with-toolset=gcc" from an MSYS prompt
> followed by the above b2 command, and that also seemed to work.
> Finally, I'll note that "./ --with-toolset=mingw" does *not*
> work. The subsequent ./b2 invocation cannot find mingw.jam. It's not
> clear to me at this point when one should specify "mingw" as the
> toolset, if ever.
> I'm satisfied that Stephan's patch works. I don't know what problem
> niXman is having, but we've ruled out Stephan's patch as the culprit.
> I'll send a separate message asking for permission to merge to release.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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