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From: Robert Binion (rbinion_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-13 16:22:59

Just to clarify, I can build programs using boost headers, I just can't
build the boost libraries themselves. :) .. that was probably obvious, but
better to be specific I guess :)

Here is an example of the errors I am getting:

C:\usr\boost> link /lib
Microsoft (R) Library Manager Version 6.00.8447
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp 1992-1998. All rights reserved.

LINK : fatal error LNK1181: cannot open input file

As you can see from the error the link command appears to be getting

Any suggestions?


-----Original Message-----
From: David Abrahams [mailto:david.abrahams_at_[hidden]]
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 8:21 PM
To: boost_at_[hidden]
Subject: Re: [boost] building boost on win98

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Binion" <rbinion_at_[hidden]>

> My apologies for sending this to the list, especially if it is the wrong
> place to do so.

This is boost-related, so it's perfect.

> But I am getting extremely frustrated trying to build on
> Win98 with VC6. It seems to be a command line length problem, i.e. the
> commands that jam is trying to execute are too long for the win98 command
> interpreter. I tried searching through the archived messages of this list
> see if anyone else has had the same problem, but the only thing I could
> was a few references to the "subst hack", which apparently is no longer
> needed. Well I tried it anyways .. and it still did not help.

That's mostly for dealing with spaces in pathnames, not for line-length

> If anyone
> could offer some help, I would greatly appreciate it. I assume I am doing
> something wrong since I couldn't find any sign of others having the same
> problem, so please don't worry about hurting my feelings ;) (heh) .. I
> want to get this working.

Well, I don't have Win98 here (I'm lying; I have disks, but it's not
installed), so I can't test on Win98 directly. However, I made a bunch of
Win98-specific fixes for John Maddock in December, and AFAIK he was able to
get work done. I guess I'd really need some specifics to even be able to
guess what the problem was. I hope that someone else has been building with
Win98 successfully and will be able to clear this up for us.


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