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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] How to create empty directory on install
From: M Levin (svarneticist_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-18 18:34:45

Евгений Шубин <shubin_evgeniy <at>> writes:

> common.MkDir $(INSTALL_PATH)/run ;
> common.MkDir $(INSTALL_PATH)/log ;

Quite confusingly, these commands do not create directories and do not produce

This command works as expected
make $(INSTALL_PATH)/run : : @common.mkdir ;

It works even without statement
import common ;

This took me a very long time to figure out even though I have been using for several years.

Also, the example from

notfile echo_something : @echo ;
actions echo
    echo "something"

produces an error. Should it be NOTFILE ?

Unfortunately documentation is still counterintuitive and
incomplete. It would help to include a lot of examples.

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