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From: Phillip Seaver (phil_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-10-03 11:00:43

Olivier Smeesters wrote, on 9/26/2006 7:22 AM:
> Hi All,
> I'm trying to convert a previous build system, based on Ant, to
> Boost.Build. One nice feature of this previous system was that it
> could run cvs commands on the sources (eg. to find out if all files
> are up-to-date or to tag all files that make a release). I'm trying to
> reproduce this functionality.
> The ultimate goal would be to create rule where items to be managed
> under version control would be declared and, automatically, several
> main targets would be created like "cvs-check", "cvs-update",
> "cvs-commit", "cvs-tag".
> As a first try, I wanted to create a generator which would allow me to
> do something like this:
> | exe foo : foo.c ;
> | cvs commit : foo : <cvs-action>commit ;
> And calling "bjam commit" would commit all the files used to build foo.
> So I wrote the attached generator (derived from notfile).
> But currently, I don't get any source file name although I checked
> with an echo that $(leaves) is full of file-target objects in the run
> rule of the generator. Nevertheless, I only get something like:
> | <l./gcc/debug/cvs-action-commit>commit
> | Action: commit
> | Sources: <l./gcc/debug/cvs-action-commit>commit
> Any idea how I can get the file names in the action ? or how I
> should do that CVS thingy ?
> Thanks in advance,
> Olivier

It looks like you might want something more like the itrace example:


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