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Subject: [Boost-testing] Problem with testing (documentation and building the testing tools)
From: Loïc Joly (loic.actarus.joly_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-07-20 10:54:22


I'm trying to get boost introduced into our source code in my new company,
but we have to support some platforms not supported by boost. Therefore, I
wanted to run regression tests on those platforms, but could not achieve
this. I switched to trying to run regression tests on one platform where I
know boost *is* supported (windows, VC++10).

First, the documentation
seems to be totally outdated (thank you to
for helping me going forward... This post is more than two years old, but
still more accurate than the current doc):
- It mentions bjam instead of b2
- It forgets to tell that to compile everything, you should tell: b2
process_jam_log compiler_status library_status (and not just b2)
- It places library_test in the wrong folders

Then, another problem happens: The code for library_status does not compile:
..\src\library_status.cpp(633) : error C2440: 'initializing' : cannot
convert from 'const boost::filesystem3::path::string_type' to

And several other errors similar to this one.

I tried with version 1.46.1 & 1.47.0. I'm wondering: How are you guys doing
to do boost regression testing?

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