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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Annoying messages from Boost Build
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-17 02:15:37

Emil Dotchevski wrote:

> I asked a few months ago about this issue but there didn't seem to be
> a solution back then. So I'm asking again, why am I seeing garbage
> like:
> WARNING: No python installation configured and autoconfiguration
> failed. See
> for configuration instructions or pass --without-python to
> suppress this message and silently skip all Boost.Python targets
> warning: Building Boost.Regex with the optional Unicode/ICU support disabled.
> note: Please refer to the Boost.Regex documentation for more information
> note: this is a strictly optional feature.
> when I am NOT building Boost?
> Besides being annoying, these messages are incorrect. For example, the
> warning: Building Boost.Regex... assumes that I'm building Boost.Regex
> and I am definitely not building it.

Are you using trunk version of C++ Boost? There, you should not see a message
about Boost.Regex, unless you are actually building it (can be checked with

Boost.Python the only remaining library known to produce a warning when not
actually used; this will be fixed for 1.42.

- Volodya

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