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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-08-30 22:23:36

"Sean Huang" <huangsean_at_[hidden]> writes:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Abrahams" <dave_at_[hidden]>
>> There's likely something wrong with the configuration at this site; it
>> works for me with no errors on 32bit msvc-8.
>> --
> David,
> We investigated this about a month ago. It is becuase only install 64-bit
> python can be installed on WinXP-x64 (ideally, 32-bit and 64-bit should
> coexist so both can be used).

In what sense do you mean that only one can be installed? What goes
wrong when you try to install both?

FWIW, Boost.Python tests are designed to work with a Python built from
source, so you could download the sources, build both the 64-bit
and the 32-bit versions, and proceed from there.

> Naturally, 32bit msvc-8.0 would fail. I
> offered to change the toolset name to something like msvc-8.0_x86_64 (which,
> in my opinion, should be the default) but I did not get an affirmative
> answer.

I don't care whether you change the toolset name, although it sounds
like a good idea. What I care about is getting the red rectangle out
of my regression results!

> Let me know what you would like to do. Also, is it possible to get
> python people to change the behavior?

You'd need to ask them of course!

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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