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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-02 22:12:47

on Thu Sep 13 2007, Rene Rivera <> wrote:

> Beman Dawes wrote:
>> In the "Running Boost Regression Tests" docs, there is no mention in the
>> Installation section of the need to provide a user-config.jam file. Yet
>> without such a file, bjam fails because a couple of the tests require
>> python.
>> There should be a bullet item saying you need to supply a
>> user-config.jam file, what it should contain, and where it should go.
>> The minimal contents, according to the Boost.Python docs, are:
>> import toolset : using ;
>> using python ;
> I believe Dave mentioned he was going to remove the conditional which
> doesn't define the BPL libs if Python isn't configured.

I mentioned what, now? What conditional?

When libs/python/build/Jamfile.v2 is read by bjam, unless you have a
very strange installation, python will be auto-configured. Invoking
all our tests *should* cause bjam to read that file.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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