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From: Serge Skorokhodov (serge.skorokhodov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-08-22 14:09:17

tom gee wrote:
> Can anybody help me out?
> here's my procedures:
> 1. build bjam from the source.
> 2. run bjam "-sTOOLS=vc-7_1" "--with-python-root=D:\Python24" install
> After hundreds of successful items, the process suddenly stop with an error
> "failed to write command file!". I tried seveal times, with or without
> compiling python libraries, It stopped ramdonly,sometimes at the
> python libraries, others at the multi-thread libraries.
> My system is Windows XP SP2 English, with Visual studio 2003. I have
> have VC2005 express b2 installed.
> Previously, I encountered the same problem with boost 1.33b2. but i
> have no problem with boost 1.32 which I 've been happy with for a long
> time.

I had a similar problem once. The cause was too long system path.
So after vsvars32.bat execution windows and windows\system32 dirs
happend to be pushed out of the path. bjam failed to find cmd.exe
to spawn and issued similar message.

Just check the path after vsvars32. It may help:)


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