# Boost :

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
extensions:
(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
system/setup?

Thx,
Bart