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Subject: Re: [boost] RE building boost (regex) in mingw
From: Lorenzo Bettini (bettini_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-12-16 04:09:36

Thank you!

I look forward to trying this way...

it's a pity it is not documented in the boost site.

Moreover, yesterday, I tried to use the regex library and headers of
cygwin (the one installed with cygwin installation); but they only work
for a small example, and not with a library I'm developing... well, it
all gets compiled by passing some linker options, but then the program
hangs at run-time (while it all works if I compile it from cygwin itself).


frederic.bron_at_[hidden] wrote:
> 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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