Re: [Boost-docs] Xpressive problems

Subject: Re: [Boost-docs] Xpressive problems
From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-12-05 17:08:37

Beman Dawes wrote:
>>> Looks like your
>>> using docbook
>>> statement has incorrect paths (or paths that cygwin xsltproc can't
>>> handle).
>> My user-config.jam has no "using docbook". There is no mention of
>> such
>> a using in

My bad: I meant the "using boostbook" declaration, see the "Configuring
local DocBook XSL and DTD distributions" section in the docs you mention.

>>>>> /bin/sh: line 1: gs: command not found
>>>>> gs -version > gs.version
>>>>> ...failed
>>>>> Jamfile</cygdrive/c/boost/trunk/libs/accumulators/doc>.check-gs
>>>>> ../bin.v2/libs/accumulators/doc/gcc-3.4.4/debug/gs.check...
>>> Looks like you don't have the cygwin version of ghostscript
>>> installed (ghostscript as well as LaTex are required by
>>> accumulators docs).
>> The cygwin installer says ghostscript is installed, and I can see gs
>> and related files in bin, so I don't think that's a problem.

Strange, because the command "gs -version" is clearly failing in the build

>>> Beman, I'll look into starting a test case, but I honestly think
>>> you're wasting your time using cygwin. I'd much rather see you
>>> using all win32 builds of bjam/xsltproc/doxygen etc.
>> The recommendation in
>> is to
>> use cygwin. Daniel pressed me to use cygwin back when I was using
>> win32 versions of some of the tools, and indeed problems were reduced
>> when I switched to cygwin. Given the long length of the tool chain, I
>> really don't want to have to manually search for and install, and
>> keep
>> up to date win32 versions.

Sigh. Difference of opinion then. All I can say is that I gave up on
cygwin tools ages ago, because of precisely these kinds of issues :-(

I'll give cygwin another try on the test docs and see how far I get...


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