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Subject: Re: [boost] [modular-boost] Development procedures
From: Vyacheslav Andrejev (mortituris_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-02-03 11:00:45

Hello Gennadiy,

>> can run "b2 headers" again. If we were using soft links we wouldn't
>> have this problem, I thought there was consensus to do that, but no
>> one seems to be doing it.
GR> There is no soft links on Windows.

1. There are soft links in Windows. See documentation for mklink /D.
2. This is exactly what b2 tries to do: create soft links. Only it fails,
since in Windows you need elevated privileges by default to do this. Then
b2 falls back to creating hard links to files, since it cannot create soft
links to directories.

Vyacheslav Andrejev

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