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From: Clark Sims (clark_sims_boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-12-10 14:02:29

I have seen two sets of documentation with instructions for running the regression test:


Neither of them mention user-config.jam.

I stumbled through the process of running the regression test, and finally got them to work after about a week. Rene spent a lot of time helping me with the problem. Also Valodia pointed out the correct syntax for specifying an alternative gcc compiler. This syntax isn't documented either, but is most important:

# Configure gcc (default version)
using gcc : : /usr/bin/g++-4.1.1 ;
If possible the people who manage these pages should :
1) metion that user-config.jam is necessary to running
2) the line using gcc .... is very important, and give a few examples.
3) the line using python ; is very important and must be specified.

If the documentation were updated maybe the noob testers would take quite so much time, and might not flood the test reports with misconfigured compiler results.

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