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From: Steve Byan (smb_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-01-25 09:15:55

On Jan 24, 2006, at 3:49 PM, Steve Byan wrote:

> First, I tested my setup on Linux (SLES 9), and boost installs
> fine. It appears that (despite the claims of the man-page) the GNU/
> Linux "mkdir" doesn't complain if the directory already exists,
> while the (BSD-flavor) Mac OS X mkdir does complain if the
> directory already exists.

Ugh, sorry, never mind. It's my bug; I used the wrong case in the
prefix string. Mac OS X has a case-insensitive file system, so the
Boost build system correctly decided that "/Users/smb/work/projects/
boston" did not exist, while the case-insensitive file-system
insisted that "/Users/smb/work/projects/Boston" did exist and should
be good enough for anybody interested in "/Users/smb/work/projects/

Steve Byan <smb_at_[hidden]>
Software Architect
Egenera, Inc.
165 Forest Street
Marlboro, MA 01752
(508) 858-3125

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