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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] [build] error... configure-really
From: Andy Schweitzer (a.schweitzer.grps_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-05-25 11:38:53

Vladimir Prus wrote:
> On Monday 25 May 2009 00:13:14 Andy Schweitzer wrote:
>> Vladimir Prus wrote:
>>> The same command in the same directory? The error basically means that:
>>> 1. Boost.Build could not find the compiler at the location you provided
>>> 2. It failed to report that politely.
>>> The issue (2) is fixed in SVN HEAD, but I don't see what can cause (1) to
>>> happen at random -- except a failing hard drive. Can you run with
>>> --debug-configuration option and post the output?
>> command line is:
>> bjam link=static ^
>> --with-system ^
>> toolset=msvc-8.0~wm5~slport5.2 ^
> You seem to lack 't' above

yes!!! thank you! That's why it seemed to work "randomly". I have a text
file with pasted in command lines. Some have it, some don't, so if I
typed by hand or copied from file it might or might not work.

> -- which causes something called 'autoconfiguration'
> to kick in, since a toolset of that name is not defined. And sure enough, in your
> case autoconfiguration is fairly bad idea.
> Honestly, I don't know how to make autoconfiguration work in easy cases, and
> politely refuse to work in such complex cases.

Yes, that makes sense. I guess that is what this means:
"notice: [cmdline-cfg] toolset msvc-8.0~wm5~slport5.2 not previously
configured; attempting to auto-configure now"


> - Volodya
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