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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-08-06 06:08:00

On 8/6/06, Ren Zhi Zhang <icouldnotsee_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Apologies for resending this mail and starting a new thread, but replies
> to
> my previous question seems to be lost (or at least I've seen or hear about
> it again during the past month), so I hope you guys won't mind if I
> restart
> the question.

FWIW, I've asked you for extra information in:

Attached to the mail is a simple self build project illustrating the
> problems I ran into. I have derived a new variant call "package" from the
> default "release" variant so when "package" is built, the final product
> would be copied into a new directory using the install rule. However, I
> run
> into problems when "package" is built with additional defines to control
> compilation. For example, the following commands are known to work:
> bjam
> bjam release
> bjam package
> bjam define=ANYTHING
> bjam release define=ANYTHING
> However, the following command would fail and just emit a bunch of errors:

What errors, specifically? I assume the errors are similar to what you've
reported before, but they can't be exactly same, at all counts.

Can you provide the output of --debug-building?

I suspect that <define>ANYTHING does not work for the following reason --
you request a build of exe with that define.
You also require a build of 'install' target with the define. When install
target tries to build exe, it does not pass the define,
since <define> is a free property. So, you now get two requests for building
exe -- with and without <define>ANYTHING, and V2
does not know what you want. You can be more explit by requesting just exe
or just install target.

- Volodya

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