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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] either "path.glob-tree" or "CHECK_IF_FILE" broken on windows in current svn version of boost-build
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-05-06 10:51:43


On 05/06/2011 06:30 AM, Moritz Hassert wrote:
> I just did a bootstrap of the current boost-build (svn rev. 71622) on both
> linux and windows. I noticed that ./bjam install copies the example files to
> share/boost-build on linux but not on windows.
> The problem is in boost-build/Jamroot:
> The variable $(SELF) gets set to the correct absolute path of the form
> "T:\foo\bar\boost-build" but $(e1) the result of "path.glob-tree" contains
> entries of the form "/T:/foo/bar/boost-build/example/hello/readme.txt". Note
> the extra "/" at the front.
> CHECK_IF_FILE does not recognize those paths and therefore nothing is copied.
> In my opinion path.glob-tree and not CHECK_IF_FILE is broken, as those paths
> would be problematic also when passed to other tools outside boost-build.

This is not a bug in either. path.glob-tree
uses the internal path representation. You
need to use path.native.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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