Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Boost 1.37 will not build for me on Windows
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-11-20 13:01:03
On Thursday 20 November 2008 20:25:10 Larry E. Ramey wrote:
> I've used boost before, I've used jam before. Something about 1.37 doesn't like me.....
> So I downloaded all the sources for 1.37, I went and ran the bjam
> build.bat file. It correctly identified my compiler as vc7. (2003.NET)
> bjam --help works. I can get a print of my options. When I then try to run it, I get very wierd errors:
> --includedir="c:\ler\boost\" --libdir="c:\ler\boost\win32"
> --with-filesystem --builddir="c:\ler\build"
> C:/RTI/devroot/packages-src/boost/tools/build/v2/build\project.jam:292: in load-jamfile
> *** argument error
> * rule path.parent ( path )
> * called with: ( project-root.jam Jamroot )
This means some directory has both project-root.jam and Jamroot. 'project-root.jam' is old
spelling, and Jamroot is new, and Boost.Build naturally cannot load both. Are you sure
you're not unpacking 1.37 over some old tree?
I have committed a fix to improve this error message, like so:
error: Multiple Jamfiles found at '.'
error: Filenames are: Jamroot jamroot.jam
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