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Subject: Re: [boost] Developing a (nearly new) library possibly to be proposed for Boost
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-02-21 10:29:15


On 02/20/2014 10:16 AM, Paul A. Bristow wrote:
> <snip>
>> I:\modular-boost>b2 --reconfigure
>> Building the Boost C++ Libraries.
>> Performing configuration checks
>> - symlinks supported : yes <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< looks promising!
>> [ ]
> And was successful, and works OK every time,
> But I can't get it to work on another machine.
> I've checked that the links.jam contains the new symlinks code.
> I've tried on develop and master branches.

The new code is only on develop.

> I've done b2 --reconfigure more than once.
> Is it significant that it says cached? Do I have to empty the cache?

That's what --reconfigure does.

> Any ideas what else I am doing wrong?

Details please.

a) Can you use mklink /D to create a symlink directly.
b) What is the b2 output?
c) How exactly does it fail? Does it think that it
   can't create symlinks?

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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