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From: Bart Garst (bartmann_nsd_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-06 15:03:05

On Sun, 06 Jun 2004 13:23:23 -0500, Rene Rivera wrote:

> Bart Garst wrote:
>> I'm trying to build the bjam executable by running build.bat from the
>> boost/tools/build/jam_src directory. Here's what I get:
>> C:\BOOST\TOOLS\BUILD\JAM_SRC>build.bat vc7 ### ### "Unknown toolset: vc7"
> [snip]
>> I also tried running vcvars32 prior to build.bat and got this:
> [snip]
>> The system is Windows NT 4.0 SP6.
>> I'm using a fresh cvs checkout of the entire boost source tree.
>> I'd appreciate any help I can get with this.
> After looking intently at the script I can't see any obvious reason for
> it to fail. Only suggestion I can come up with is to try and see if
> things work better if you force CMD extensions on: "CMD.EXE /X"
> HTH.

Thanks for looking into this Rene.

I tried as you suggested and found that CMD extensions are already enabled
by default for backwards compatibility. I did try without forcing
(started cmd with "cmd.exe /y")
C:\boost\tools\build\jam_src>build.bat vc7
### Using '' toolset.

It then goes about trying to build bjam. It doesn't get very far since
it's using no toolset.

Has anyone else been able to successfully build bjam on a similar


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