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Subject: Re: [boost] Regression tests broken
From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-02-19 11:58:43

On Tue, 19 Feb 2019 at 12:23, Mateusz Loskot <mateusz_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Feb 2019 at 11:49, Hans Dembinski via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > > On 19. Feb 2019, at 04:29, Peter Dimov via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > >
> > > Tom Kent wrote:
> > >> All-
> > >> Sometime around 7pm yesterday (2-17) a commit went in (master and develop?, regression scripts?) that broke all my regression runners (linux and windows).
> > >
> > > It's this one:
> >
> > so it was me, sorry. This error didn't show up in my unit test. It seems to come from my `coverage` variant, which I copied and modified from beast, where it seems to work fine.
> You seem to be running `b2 -j2 -q toolset=gcc-7 coverage`, while it
> should read `variant=coverage`
> AFAIS, Beast's `.travis.yml` sets `VARIANT` and other env variables, then calls
> `libs/beast/tools/ libs/beast/tools/`
> which composes the `b2` command line

I take that back. Boost.Build fu shortage here.
Your use seems fine [1], ass we've got it clarified on Slack.

"The release and debug that we have seen in b2 invocations are just
a shorthand way to specify values of the variant feature."

Best regards,

Mateusz Loskot,

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