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Subject: [boost] Boost Filesystem v3 - requires wstring - an obstacle to testing the serialization library
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-11-17 11:18:03

The boost serialization library test suite uses Boost.Filesystem in
order to build and run it's tests. Turns out that the tests under mngw
fail to build with the following message:

In file included from ..\libs\serialization\test\test_tools.hpp:10,
                  from ..\libs\serialization\test\test_binary.cpp:24:
../boost/filesystem/operations.hpp:21:5: #error Configuration not
supported: Boost.Filesystem V3 and later requires std::wstring support
In file included from ../boost/filesystem/operations.hpp:24,

So it seems that Boost.Filesystem requires support for wstring and mngw
doesn't support it - so the serialization library tests can't run.

Does anyone have any ideas for an expedient way to work around this?

Robert Ramey

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