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Subject: [Boost-build] bjam doesn't work to build my boost
From: Max Cannaday (max.cannaday_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-06 22:10:05

Firstly I'm new to this, I apologize in advance if I'm supposed to wait
until I'm a subscribed member before posting, or if this is even the
correct way to say this.


I'm use Boost.Jam 3.1.16

To build Boost 1.36.0


I think my problem can be summed up with three pastes:



D:\boost_3_1_16>bjam --toolset=msvc stage


### No toolset specified. Please use --toolset option.


### Known toolsets are: acc, borland, cc, como, darwin, gcc,
gcc-nocygwin, intel

-linux, intel-win32, kcc, kylix, metrowerks, mingw, mipspro, msvc, qcc,

e, pgi, sun, sunpro, tru64cxx, vacpp, vc7, vc8, vc9, vmsdecc




The outcome is the same if I omit the toolset parameter. So I noticed
that vc9 is clearly an option for toolset, so I tried this:



D:\boost_3_1_16 >bjam --toolset=vc9 stage

vc9.jam: No such file or directory

D:/include/tools/build/v2/build\toolset.jam:38: in toolset.using

rule vc9.init unknown in module toolset.

D:/include/tools/build/v2\build-system.jam:434: in


D:/include/tools/build/v2\build-system.jam:513: in load

D:\include\tools\build\v2/kernel\modules.jam:281: in import

D:\include\tools\build\v2/kernel/bootstrap.jam:128: in boost-build

D:\include\boost-build.jam:16: in module scope



Now, you might be thinking "well vc9 was there for decoration, and msvc
is really what you want, and perhaps your environment is messed up?" But
behold what happens when I do a build for jam.



D:\bjam_1_36_0 >build

Setting environment for using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 x86 tools.


### Using 'vc9' toolset.


(... continues to build properly...)



So build.bat in bjam works flawlessly to autodetect and use one of my
compilers. So if my environment were messed up why does bjam build
properly with auto-detection? (btw, I tried autodetection too)


So, it appears as though bjam is just mysteriously broken.
User-config.jam didn't seem useful to me.


- Max

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