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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-02-12 09:05:45

"mrbandsaw" <mrbandsaw_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Hi!
> Yes, I finally found what was causing the directories to be invalid.
> The reason was due to my already existing enviroment variable BUILD
> which was set to D:\build (used by our build system at work).
> Hmm. Maybe I should have recognized that, but I was not aware of
> Boost having a global variable named BUILD and...
> Anyway, problem has been solved :-)
> Thank you guys for your support!
> /BS
> ps: If there is a kind of fault-detecting guideline or FAQ
> for building the Boost libraries this issue may fit in there!?

It'd probably be a good idea to have a mode that prints out the
important settings at the beginning of a bjam run. Of course, v2
eliminates the use of such variables, so it may not be worth doing
for v1.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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