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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Problem with Install Rule
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-25 09:07:47

On Friday 24 October 2008 20:27:27 Steven Watanabe wrote:
> William Marié wrote:
> > Ok, this time it doesn't install it twice, but it re-installs it every
> > time i run bjam like at the beginning
> > Maybe next time ;)
> > Thank you for helping us, too late for me here i'm going to bed now....
> > Good night to you
> All right. One more attempt. Given that I've failed miserably at
> manual testing over here, I wrote a regression test, too.


thanks for addressing this! The fact that copy fails to change timestamp
never occurred to me.

But can you explain how the patch works? Ideally, as a quick comment in the
patch itself. It appears that /B and /Y options are unrelated to timestamp
issues, according to my reading -- one forces binary mode, and another
disables prompting if destination exists (but I did not got any error anyway).

        copy a + nonexistent_file dest

actually changes the timestamp, for some reason?


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