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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-17 11:35:27

on Wed Oct 17 2007, Stefan Seefeld <> wrote:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> on Wed Oct 17 2007, Beman Dawes <> wrote:
>>>>> * Start watching the regression tests at
>>>> OK. My errors look like they are exclusively either:
>>>> * Linker errors due to a mis-specified set of system libraries that
>>>> needs to link with various Python components. That should be
>>>> a relatively easy Boost.Build fix.
>>> Is someone working on this fix?
>> Not yet; I've barely had time to assess the situation. I may be able
>> to work on that today.
> FWIW, the issue seems to be similar for at least some platforms:
> Sandia-intel (icpc, various versions), as well as some mipspro builds.

Good to know.

>>>> * Tester misconfiguration issues, as in
>>>> * The import_ test failure. That's Stefan Seefeld's baby and I've
>>>> asked him to look into it.
>>> Please keep pestering him or markup the test as an expected failure
>>> (unless you consider it a showstopper).
>> So far he hasn't responded, which worries me a little.
> Heh, I did reply, in private, noting that I would look into it.

Sorry, it was classified as "unsure" by my spam filter and I haven't
reviewed those messages yet. My mistake.

>> I object to marking it up as an expected failure; I don't expect it to
>> fail, and I would rather take the feature out if we can't support it.
> None of the test results I have looked at seem to indicate a problem
> with the feature in question per se, but rather peculiarities due to
> the embedding of the python interpreter into the test executable,
> which is more an issue with the build system (which I have very little
> experience with).

If you could be more specific about what you think the problem is,
there's a chance I can fix it.

> The only case where the test itself fails is with MSVC 8 (can't find
> the "import_" module). However, this used to pass fine for the 1.34.1
> release, so I wonder what changed.

Me too.

> Also, I don't have access to a MSVC 8 box, and thus can't really do
> any work to fix this.

I can give you access to one.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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