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Subject: Re: [Boost-testing] [EXTERNAL] Windows build failures
From: Belcourt, Kenneth (kbelco_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-01-28 00:27:33

On Jan 26, 2014, at 4:06 PM, Beman Dawes wrote:

On Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 10:12 AM, Tom Kent <lists_at_[hidden]<mailto:lists_at_[hidden]>> wrote:
I'm getting several builds failing on windows with the dreaded:
  File "C:\local\teeks99-02\b\tools_regression_src\",
line 434, in command_test_boost_build
WindowsError: [Error 3] The system cannot find the path specified:

(We really need to make more descriptive and accurate error handling)

When I look in results/bjam.log, I'm seeing this at the end:
error: Unable to find file or target named
error: '../libs/sync/test/'
error: referred to from project at
error: '.'

Any ideas on that?

I was finally able to reproduce this problem. It depends on the order you run the tests. If you run --tag=develop first (and this creates the boost_root directory) and then run --tag=master, it works fine. If on the other hand you run --tag=master first, and it creates the boost_root directory, and then run --tag=develop, you'll get the sync error above.

At least on my boost working directory, the sync submodule was never initialized. A git submodule --init was needed.

Perhaps that happens when a submodule is present in develop, but not master?

Yes, I believe that's the issue. I'm working on a fix for this.

-- Noel

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