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Subject: Re: [boost] Developing a (nearly new) library possibly to be proposed for Boost
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-02-10 12:34:33

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Edward Diener
> Sent: Sunday, February 09, 2014 9:25 PM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] Developing a (nearly new) library possibly to be proposed for Boost
> > to try set up a new library.
> >
> > I've started by trying to use the simple 'library' I created over a
> > year ago using a previous version of this document.
> >
> > Is it intended that users should place their 'Boost-Wannabe' libraries
> > in the modular-boost in /libs/mylibrary as other real Boost libraries ?
> Yes.

As I surmised :-).

> > When I assumed this, I found it impossible to GIT clone my existing
> > 'simple' library into the /libs folder as it is not empty, so the 2nd
> > line
> >
> > git clone git_at_[hidden]:Beman/simple.git
> >
> > fails.
> Just cd to modular-boost's libs subdirectory, open a terminal, then
> git clone git_at_[hidden]:MyName/mylibrary.git

This doesn't work for me as I haven't got SSH set up right?

I:\modular-boost\libs>git clone git_at_github:Beman/simple.git
Cloning into 'simple'...
ssh: connect to host github port 22: Bad file number
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

Please make sure you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists.

> or what I use since I avoid SSH on Windows:
> git clone

This works OK, as I originally expected it to work using Tortoise GIT

I:\modular-boost\libs>git clone
Cloning into 'simple'...
remote: Reusing existing pack: 12, done.
remote: Total 12 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0)
Unpacking objects: 100% (12/12), done.
Checking connectivity... done.

BUT it doesn't for me as I expected using Tortoise GIT. There is no clone option :-(

I had hoped to avoid the antediluvian command line ;-)

> Provide a symbolic link to the directory. From the modular-boost boost
> directory:
> mklink /d mylibrary ../libs/mylibrary/include/boost/mylibrary

OK - but is the /D option correct and why?

/D creates a symbolic link, or a soft link.

where b2 headers produces hard links (at present).

Is this just a temporary 'feature'?

Thanks for your helpful advices.


Paul A. Bristow,
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