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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Boost Install fails?
From: Dreamcat4 (dreamcat4_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-04-12 11:30:08

On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 4:12 PM, Steven Watanabe <watanabesj_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On 04/12/2011 07:45 AM, Dreamcat4 wrote:
>> As a normal, regular user boost install fails with the following error(s):
>> janitors-Mac-mini:boost_1_46_1 id$ ./ --show-libraries
>> -n Building Boost.Jam with toolset darwin...
>> Failed to build Boost.Jam
>> Consult 'bootstrap.log' for more details
>> bootstrap.log:
>>> [MKDIR] [.bin_vms]
>> Has anyone seen anything like this? What could be the possible issue
>> here? Is it really normal to compile everything as root?!!?
> Just a guess, do you have an environment
> variable called VMS?

That was a pretty good guess!

janitors-Mac-mini:src id$ env | grep VMS
VMS=/Volumes/My Passport/janitors mac mini/WD250 Media/WD250 Virtual Machines

Its the location where I put all my Virtual Machines.

Not knowing how things work, but perhaps Boost/Jam shouldn't really be
listening out for that variable? I mean since "VMS" pretty
generic-sounding and only 3 letters. Such variables could be made more
unique with a prefix eg BOOST_VMS and so on.

Anyway thank you Steven - I shall have another go now.

> In Christ,
> Steven Watanabe
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