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Subject: Re: [boost] [build] is still broken
From: Nathan Ridge (zeratul976_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-10-28 19:14:48

>> Why should I install the posix emulator only in order to build boost? >> I use boost starting from 1.41 version, and have always built it using >> bootstrap.bat > > Why use the posix emulator? Why use mingw at all? I confess to be > totally n00b about this stuff, but if you want to build boost using gcc > on windows, it would seem to make sense to me to install mingw and then > do things The Mingw Way, no? MinGW and MSYS are two different things. MinGW is a Windows port of gcc. MSYS is a Windows port of just enough of a Unix environment (shell, coreutils, autotools and such) to build projects that use an autotools (configure+make) build system on Windows. The only relation between the two is:  - MSYS, and the original (and still most commonly used) variant of    MinGW, are made by the same group of people (  - People who port Unix programs to Windows, or who just like    working in a Unix environment and need to work on Windows,    often use the two together. However, you don't have to use the two together, and many don't. > 2) Stephan's mingw distribution doesn't include gcc. I'm wondering how > he expects things to work. Huh? When I extract, I see a MinGW/bin/gcc.exe. Regards, Nate

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