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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Doc build failure on release branch
From: Daniel James (daniel_james_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-09 03:00:53

2008/10/9 Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]>:
> On Thursday 09 October 2008 08:49:25 Eric Niebler wrote:
>> The environment this problem exposes itself is cygwin.
> Oh, well. I wish I understood why people keep using this weird beast :-(

Because it makes it a lot easier to setup and use command line tools
such as xsltproc, latex and ghostscript. I've managed to get them
working on windows without cygwin but it took a lot of effort.

> should work everywhere, too. But anyway, I need to know the exact error that your,
> or Daniel, have got building docs.

I was actually building on linux with windows newlines, because my
windows machine isn't working (the point was to test a bug in
quickbook). But since the comment explained the error I was getting I
think it'll probably be the same on cygwin. Although, rereading the
comment, it might not make sense for linux as it doesn't explain why
linux would use a windows newline. I've attached an extract of the
build log, it contains a mix of windows newlines (in the command for
running xsltproc) and unix newlines.


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