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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Questions from a new user
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-09-04 17:20:27


On 09/04/2017 11:03 AM, Rene Rivera via Boost-build wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 3, 2017 at 11:18 PM, JP Cimalando via Boost-build <
> boost-build_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> This allows me to build with either command "b2 toolset=gcc-host" or
>> "b2 toolset=gcc-mingw32 target-os=windows". However...
>> The first configuration incorrectly defines the build dir as
>> "bin/gcc-mingw-gnu-host". If I comment the second toolset, the build
>> dir goes back to normal "bin/gcc-gnu-host". As curious as this is, it
>> still seems to produce a correct build.
>> So what is this, a benign anomaly?
> That's definitely an anomaly. We should find out why it's doing that and
> fix it.

  The reason is most likely the creation of
the <flavor>mingw subfeature, which has always
caused problems when defining both mingw and
non-mingw toolsets. I believe that the uses
of this have been cleaned up (replaced with
<target-os>windows), so it should be safe to
remove it.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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