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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-02-25 07:40:11

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> >> Perfectly!
>> >
>> > Good. Will commit relevant change in a minute.
>> It's not quite working out for me.
>> test-config.jam has to go in my BOOST_BUILD_PATH, but not in my home
>> directory?
> Yes. The use case I meant is dropping test-config.jam into tools/build/test
> directory.
>> Even when I specify --ignore-config on the test command-line
>> python --ignore-config
> Eh... the "--ignore-config" argument is not passed to bjam invocations. Do you
> think it should?

Not neccessarily. What's it supposed to do?

>> It still tries to use msvc to do the build. There should be a way to
>> specify the toolset to test from the command-line.

Do you agree?

>> It seems like is supposed to be taking care of that,
>> but it doesn't look like it's working.
> Did you overcome the problem already?

Nope. Did you try testing with Borland?

>> Also, is supposed to force gcc, isn't it? Then why
>> is it using $toolset?
> No, it's supposed to be generic.

Apparently it isn't.

> The "import gcc ; " line in project-root.jam file that the test
> generates was placed there before test-config.jam could be used to
> declare toolsets for testing.

By what mechanism is this test going to find another toolset then?

>> I'm a little confused, I guess...
> Hope something is more clear now.

Not yet.

Dave Abrahams
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