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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] problem with "b2 headers"
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-04-10 02:05:28


On 04/09/2015 11:26 PM, Robert Ramey wrote:
> I'm trying to regenerate all my boost headers with the command b2 headers. I
> don't get what I expect to get. I get:
> $b2 headers
> <snip>
> error: Cannot create link boost/.DS_Store to
> libs/detail/include/boost/.DS_Store.
> error: Link previously defined to another file,
> libs/config/include/boost/.DS_Store.

*Sigh*. The linking code doesn't
distinguish between .DS_Store and
any other file. As a result, it
tries to create a link to it, which
fails because .DS_Store exists in
the include directory for every
library. If you delete all of them
from the directory tree, it should
allow b2 headers to work. (Note that
I don't know whether this is even
possible and what consequences it
would have, as I have no idea what
the purpose of .DS_Store is in the
first place.)

> What do I have to do to generate all my header links.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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