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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Using bjam testing rules, and boost.test with CI systems
From: Johan Nilsson (r.johan.nilsson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-05-19 03:11:00

Anthony Foglia wrote:
> I'm setting up a continuous integration system (Hudson) for our code
> base. It can parse the xml output from boost test. The problem is,
> when I run the boost test code from the "run" rule, it
> appends an "EXIT STATUS: 0" line after the XML, which causes the
> parser to fail. Is there a way to tell run to preserve the only the
> executable output, without the exit status line?

I've been using Hudson + Boost.Test for quite some time now.

IIUC you're redirecting standard output to a file, and use that file as
input to the xUnit/Boost.Test plugin. I suggest that you instead explicitly
configure Boost.Test to write the test log to file in one of the following

- Redirect the log output stream in your code using global fixtures. See
to get started. You'll need some way of communicating the output file name
to the test executable, but that's doable.

- Add the command-line option "--log_sink=<path to file>" as an argument to
the test driver. Caveat: only supported lately IIRC, haven't tried it

Regards / Johan

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