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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] toolset requirement
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-12-07 02:14:23

On Sunday 07 December 2008 07:08:02 Deane Yang wrote:
> Steven Watanabe wrote:
> > AMDG
> > >
> >> notice: Loading user-config configuration file user-config.jam from
> >> C:/home/deane/user-config.jam .
> >
> > This is the correct user-config.jam?
> >
> Arrrgggh. No. So that's why gcc wasn't configured! Thanks very much for
> your help with this.
> (mild rant ahead)
> I love Boost Build and refuse to use anything else these days, but there
> are a lot of things that are just too well hidden or subtle and that
> burn up a lot of my time trying to figure out. Somehow, the messages
> generated by a regular run of bjam are not very useful (almost all the
> messages refer to code inside Boost Build itself and at most one or two
> lines mention my Jamfiles). I hope that some day y'all figure out how to
> improve that (and the documentation, which seems very badly organized to
> me. I am unable to find anything in it, including things I have found
> before. One specific thing I don't like is that some things are
> presented in the tutorial and then never again.

If you list those things, I'll work on describing them in the main part of
docs. Also note that current docs actually mention --debug-configuration


so I don't know what more exposure for this option I can provide. Maybe we should
have a separate 'troubleshooting' section?

- Volodya

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