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From: Daniel Schlyder (daniel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-20 06:59:57

David Abrahams:

> ...when we were discussing the merits/disadvantages of rewriting bjam
> (perhaps on top of Scons), I forgot this one: people continue to
> occasionally report bjam crashes, and we have *no clue* as to what
> code is causing the problems.

Reading this made me remember a while ago I started having problems with bjam
(v1) crashes, which seemed to have been triggered by the number of targets
growing considerable at that time. I tried both pre-built binaries and building
from source without luck. It wouldn't crash all the time; sometimes I could run
it half a dozen times before it happened. I finally figured out it had
something to do with bin\.jamdeps. I wrote a wrapper script that deleted this
file before running bjam and have had no crash since.

I'm using MinGW, BTW. (Which is why I'm still using v1.)

Daniel Schlyder

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