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Subject: Re: [boost] RE building boost (regex) in mingw
From: frederic.bron_at_[hidden]
Date: 2008-12-16 00:58:53

boost-bounces_at_[hidden] a écrit sur 15/12/2008 23:39:01 :

> frederic.bron_at_[hidden] wrote:
> >
> > I have no problem building regex with mingw provided by cygwin
> (g++ with option -mno-cygwin). If you are interested this way, I can help.
> > Regards,
> >
> Actually, I already have cygwin (and always used boost with that without
> any problem); so I should build boost regex for mingw using cygwin?
> any help is more than welcome :-)

OK, this what I do to build 1.37.0 for win32 from cygwin:

$ ./configure --with-libraries=regex --prefix=/cygdrive/d/Softs/boost_msw
This builds bjam and write a default user-config.jam and Makefile that you have to change like this:

BJAM_CONFIG=-d2 -j2 -sNO_BZIP2=1 -sNO_ZLIB=1 link=static threading=multi runtime-link=shared threadapi=win32 --layout=system
LIBS=--with-regex release

in user-config.jam replace "using gcc ;" by: "using gcc : : : <compileflags>-DBOOST_WINDOWS_API <compileflags>-mno-cygwin <linkflags>-mno-cygwin ;"

You can then build boost with
$ make install >& install.log

This will build regex and install the headers. Headers and .a will be in /cygdrive/d/Softs/boost_msw which you can adapt to your needs.

I you also want dynamic labraries, you can just remove link=static (?).

Frédéric Bron

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