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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Problems building on Win7
From: Jürgen Hunold (jhunold_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-02-24 00:50:59

Hi Steven!

Am Montag, 23. Februar 2015, 21:25:33 schrieb Steven Watanabe:
> Now that I finally have a working git setup again,
> I've tried every combination I could think of to
> replicate the problem without success. Can you
> tell me exactly what branch you're using. I tried

It is on all branches.

> a) develop
> b) master
> c) master except Boost.Test = develop
> I deleted bin.v2 and boost/ before every run.

That is wrong. The first run of header creation always works. The second run
will replace the hardlinks to the top-level directories with directories
including hardlinks to _each_ include files, thus touching several thousand

> I tested both b2 headers and libs/test/test$ ../../../b2
> with each configuration.

That will always work with a clean tree.

> I did run into some problems with adding a new
> library which uses the same subdirectory as
> an existing library, but that shouldn't affect
> your case.

Please find my logs with 11 (eleven) consecutive "b2 headers" runs from
BOOST_ROOT attached. I've used the last debug patch you posted.
Note the different target count on each run. The whole process seems to be
oscillating after a few runs, resulting in the same files/hardlinks deleted and
created again and again...

Please note that using symlinks on Windows works fine. If you have the
necessary rights, of course :-(



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