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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: 2014-02-21 13:35:04

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Steven Watanabe
> Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 3:29 PM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] Developing a (nearly new) library possibly to be proposed for Boost
> 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.
> >
> 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?

Doh! Schoolboy error :-(

To get symlinks, everything one does *must* have admin privileges.

I was clicking on the wrong icon to get a command DOSBOX :-(

To avoid potential confusion, I have now changed the admin one so that it is a different color :-)

Thanks as usual.


PS Other may find is help to know that I have also (after a bit of time with my favourite search
for added convenience, edited the cmd.exe shortcut to that the Target: field is changed from just



C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /K "i: & cd .\modular-boost\"

This changes partition from c: to I; and then cd to modular-boost.

If one is working a particular library, say math, then adding \your-favorite-library might be good

For example:

C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /K "i: & cd .\modular-boost\math"

If you just use c:\modular-boost, say, then it would be just

C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /K "cd .\modular-boost\"

HTH - but other tips and tricks welcome.

Paul A. Bristow,
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