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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Breakage in Doxygen rule
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-12-02 13:32:39

John Maddock wrote:

> Vladimir Prus wrote:
>>>> But there is no such directory, and there never will be (as it's
>>>> created by any of the rules), so the del command fails with:
>>>> "The system cannot find the file specified."
>>> I presume this code is supposed to remove stale XML files -- does
>>> the error happens if you touch any of the headers and run bjam
>>> again? I would expect that in that case, stale XML files be removed.
> The error is still present because the directory path *never* exists.

Can you explain? For me, on Linux, we try to remove


and there's a bunch of *.xml files there. The directory is created by doxygen, due
to a couple of lines in its (generated) config file:

        XML_OUTPUT = autodoc-xml
        OUTPUT_DIRECTORY = "../../../bin.v2/libs/program_options/doc/gcc-4.2.4/debug"

Is this not happening for you? Where are the xml files created?

>>>> Now, this doesn't actually terminate the build (which surprises me
>>>> actually), but the error message is identical to some genuine
>>>> errors emitted by Doxygen if it can't find the external tools it
>>>> needs (like latex etc), which makes it darn hard to figure out
>>>> whether the build was OK or not :-(
>>> We can redirect that 'del' into 'nul', I think.
> On Win32 as well?

into 'nul'? Well, *only* on windows :-) "> nul" will redirect stdout; I don't remember
how to redirect stderr offhand.

- Volodya

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