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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] msvc 64-bit test targets vs. maifest files
From: Mat Marcus (mat-lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-08 16:34:13

Second attempt (no answer the first time. if no answer again, will try
boost-users, then boost developers)

On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 11:50 AM, Mat Marcus <mat-lists_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> For several years I have been working with a set of libraries, built
> with boost build and dependent upon some boost libraries. I've been
> working on a 32-bit machine, but I have occasionally been building
> 64-bit targets to try to help support clients who will be using my
> library on 64-bit machines. My suite of boost-build test targets
> (unit-test, run, etc.) for my lib is a bit inconvenient when on 32 bit
> machines, since I get an error dialog each time I build, but sometimes
> I want to test as much as possible. The commands I use to build (msvc
> 9) are:
> ## 32 bit
> bjam msvc debug
> ## 64 bit
> bjam msvc debug architecture=x86 address-model=64
> Yesterday, I tried to build/run the 64 bit targets for the same files
> using the same invocation on a 64-bit Vista machine. I thought that
> perhaps my code would exhibit some 64-bit run-time issues, but things
> didn't go that far. Instead, I got manifest/DLL-related problems for
> each test. Here is an example of the error that I receive each time
> boost build tries to run a built artifact:
> ====== BEGIN OUTPUT ======
> The application has failed to start because its side-by-side
> configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for
> more detail.
> EXIT STATUS: 14001
> ====== END OUTPUT ======
> The corresponding Application Event Log Entry is:
> Activation context generation failed for
> "c:\asl\staff\mmarcus\sandbox\built_artifacts\documentation\examples\enum_ops_example.test\msvc-9.0\debug\address-model-64\architecture-x86\link-static\threading-multi\enum_ops_example.exe".
> Dependent Assembly
> Microsoft.VC90.DebugCRT,processorArchitecture="amd64",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="9.0.21022.8"
> could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.
> Can someone suggest a workaround or a patch? Thanks,
> Mat

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