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Subject: Re: [boost] Building BJam and Boost in Sun's Virtual Box
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-07-28 13:24:01

On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 1:09 PM, Vladimir Prus<vladimir_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Monte Jones wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I need to be able to use Boost in a virtual environment, specifically, Sun's
>> Virtual Box.  I'm further limited in the company I am working for has not
>> approved any Boost upgrades since 1.34 for use.  I thought the best way to
>> approach this would be to build Boost Jam and then Boost within  the virtual
>> box.  Below is what I've done so far.
>> Downloaded platform independent zip files for Boost Jam 3.14.1 and Boost
>> 1.34.0 and saved into directory I called Boost
> Please use tar.gz/tar.bz2 files. zip files have dos line endings, and Unix shell
> is very particular about that.

I regularly run Boost builds and regression tests in a VirtualBox
Linux guest on a Windows host. It is pretty much problem free.

But as Volodya points out, if it is a Linux or Unix guest, you need to
treat it as such regardless of the host O/S. Likewise, if it is a
Windows guest, treat it as Windows even if the host happens to be
Linux or Unix.


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