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Subject: Re: [boost] b2 headers is unreliable on 1.56 on Windows
From: Niall Douglas (s_sourceforge_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-07-31 04:34:04

On 30 Jul 2014 at 20:33, Matthew Musto wrote:

> I found you need to run your cmd prompt as administrator before running b2
> in order for the sym links to work correctly, otherwise you end up with
> hard links and the process fails 9 times out of 10. At least that is what
> I found on Win 8.1,

This is useful to know, however there is no good reason why it
shouldn't work properly to begin with.

My Jenkins CI slave for Windows does a complete hard link copy of
Boost one per test job. Whilst treacle slow compared to Linux, it
works perfectly and saves enormous amounts of disc space.


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