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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-16 12:04:14

on Fri Mar 16 2007, Martin Wille <> wrote:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> on Fri Mar 16 2007, David Abrahams <> wrote:
>>> on Fri Mar 16 2007, Martin Wille <> wrote:
>>>> Markus Schöpflin wrote:
>>>>> I get the following error message in my builds:
>>>> That could explain why my x86 test runs were so lightning fast.
>>>> I get the following on Linux x86_64 (the test continues, though):
>>>> error: No best alternative for /python-2.4
>>>> next alternative: required properties: (empty)
>>>> matched
>>>> next alternative: required properties: (empty)
>>>> matched
>>> Can you please post your user-config.jam (and site-config.jam if you
>>> use one) and the initial output of running bjam with
>>> --debug-configuration?
>> Also, please respond to my comments at
>> You might add
>> yourself to the Cc list.
> After changing my firefall settings and ignoring the certificate
> problems, I am moderately confused now.
> I have no user-config.jam and no site-config.jam. My test-config.jam

I've never heard of test-config.jam. Is that some new thing?

> is on the page you ask me to respond to. I have no idea how to
> respond to that web page.

You log in to the trac (see
and then you can edit it.

> Apparently, my email address is already on that page
> where it is free for the bots to harvest.

Sorry, I didn't know that Volodya's Trac exposed those without
mangling. I'll remove it.

> Boost.Build has been changed since the time I reported that problem
> (in order to fix that problem). So I doubt adding
> --debug-configuration now will help debugging the problem from that
> time.

Is the problem fixed?

> Adding --debug-configuration now results in:

That bjam invocation clearly didn't have toolset=... or
--toolset=... in the command-line (was not done using toolset
autoconfiguration) so it's not really a test of the same problem.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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