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From: Aleksey Gurtovoy (alexy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-05-06 16:29:14

David Abrahams wrote:
> > David Abrahams wrote:
> >> > It would be appreciated if somebody clarified the situation.
> >>
> >> Could you add -d+5 at the beginning of the command-line
> and post the
> >> last hundred lines or so
> >
> > Attached.
> >
> >
> D:\boost4\boost\tools\build\boost-base.jam:1487:>>>>|>>>>|>>>>
> |>>>>|>>>>|>>> EXIT unknown dependent target
> <libs!regex!build>libboost_regex.lib
> > unknown dependent target <libs!regex!build>libboost_regex.lib
> Aha. I'm pretty sure this is due to the hack I just added to the
> regex lib to get it to leave off the "lib"... prefixes when building
> on windows platforms.
> I'll have to go in and hack the Boost.Build core to get this to work
> right.
> I wonder if, perhaps, I can just patch the stage rule to change the
> name accordingly and avoid some of the nastiness involved with
> intra-project dependencies like this one. Nobody cares about the
> exact name of the library that gets built for running the regression
> tests, do they, John?

I am afraid the original question is still open, though - besides fixing the
issue itself, can we make sure that when something like this happens again
in the future, bjam doesn't just quit the whole regression process? It's
only one library that is broken, and terminating the whole thing on an error
like "unknown dependent target" just doesn't seem right to me (I would
understand if it crashed or something, but deliberatively quitting
definitely seems wrong :).



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