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Bug 456792 - dev-libs/boost-1.52.0-r5 fails to compile with custom /etc/site-config.jam: could not find main target gentoorelease
Summary: dev-libs/boost-1.52.0-r5 fails to compile with custom /etc/site-config.jam: c...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Library (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: C++ Team [disbanded]
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-02-11 15:39 UTC by Raimar Sandner
Modified: 2014-04-28 07:20 UTC (History)
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Description Raimar Sandner 2013-02-11 15:39:01 UTC
I don't know if this is a bug or desired behaviour.

Having a custom /etc/site-config.jam "hides" /usr/share/boost-build/site-config.jam installed by boost-build and with it the variant gentoorelease defined there. Emerging dev-libs/boost-1.52.0-r5 (and probably also 1.49.0-r2) fails early in the process with

notice: could not find main target gentoorelease

and finally:

don't know how to make gentoorelease

Maybe the ebuild could issue a warning that a custom /etc/site-config.jam is not supported or that the contents of the version installed by boost-build has to be merged into it.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Sergey Popov gentoo-dev 2014-04-28 07:20:24 UTC
+  28 Apr 2014; Sergey Popov <> boost-1.52.0-r6.ebuild,
+  boost-1.53.0-r1.ebuild, boost-1.54.0-r1.ebuild, boost-1.55.0-r1.ebuild:
+  Add apropriate die message on unsupported overriden site-config.jam, wrt bug
+  #456792. Thanks to Raimar Sandner <gentoo-bugzilla AT> for
+  reporting this issue