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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-02 10:56:59

On Thursday 02 December 2004 18:23, Toon Knapen wrote:

> >>I verified it and there were some libraries in my user-config with a
> >>'.a' extension (although they were not used). I commented them out but
> >>that does not change the situation ;-(
> It was not that I had a library with the '.a' extension, my libmpi is
> defined as follows in my user-config.jam
> lib libmpi : : <file>C:\\MPICH\\SDK\\Lib ;

That's because Boost.Build uses GLOB to check for file existence, which
happily reports "exists" for directory. This is broken and slow (need to
examine all files in a dir!), so will be fixed.

> and thus only pointing to the directory containing the mpich.lib ;-(
> Thanks for your insight and sorry for this mistake. Probably error
> reporting is currently the weak point of bjam ;-0

Hmm.. maybe now that "extender's guide" in shape, it's time for
"troubleshooting" section?

- Volodya


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