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From: Victor A. Wagner, Jr. (vawjr_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-28 15:47:19

At Thursday 2003-08-28 03:08, you wrote:
>Victor A. Wagner, Jr. wrote:
> > When I first saw the suggestion that I got a tarball, I wrote a very
> > snappy, angry, and not very humorous piece about not being a eunuch (a
> > name I decided to apply to a *nix user, it being what appears to be an
> > acceptable spelling of the singular of unix (at least if you pronounce it
> > in American English, my milk tongue)).
> > I have NO idea what a tarball is, other than *NIX people seem to go gaga
> > over them.
>I apologise for confusion, but "tarball" as I use it, means "the big file
>which you download to install something". I'm not aware about any
>other word with the same meaning.
>Besides, not being an american, I have no idea what "go gaga" means, not to
>mention that I have some doubts as to whether calling Unix users eunuchs is
>polite or not.

it's something that *NIX people download to install something
"go gaga" --- babbling incoherently (generally in reference to an extreme
supporter of some thing because they're so excited they cannot speak
understandably about it)
it's NOT polite

> > I don't know if I have any tools that would reliably deal with one, and I
> > don't really have time to find out.
> > The almost implicit assumption that if you're a "real programmer" you've
> > got to understand all this gobbledegook from the *nix world simply isn't
> > true. I've GOT CVS, and I use it, THAT is a tool that we all have (or
> > could trivially) and it's _supposed_ to be the "official repository" of the
> > boost library.
> > You're right. I'm building directly from the CVS output (as noted in
> > another reply) once or twice a day.
>But you yourself said that you've downloaded m6 zip! That one is entirely
>self-contained and testable outside of Boost. If you prefer to test out of
>CVS, you don't need to download anything.

I did download the zip file and I followed the instructions to the best of
my ability and got the reported results (no version printed)
Soooooooo, the question is, how DOES one test the build system?
I've been told that I have mismatched elements of some sort.
So, given that my system has a lot of unused cpu time on it, how do I
automate the testing?

Victor A. Wagner Jr.
The five most dangerous words in the English language:
"There oughta be a law"


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