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Subject: Re: [boost] bootstrap.bat broken for MinGW since 1.55
From: Jim Bell (Jim_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-12-04 10:36:04

On 2013-12-04 1:21 AM, niXman wrote:
> Jim Bell 2013-12-03 21:09:
>> This should bootstrap MinGW:
>> bash
>> cd BOOST_ROOT/tools/build/v2/engine
>> ./ mingw
>> ./tools/build/v2/engine/bin.ntx86/bjam.exe ...
> Ie from version 1.55, in order to build boost using MinGW, I should
> install Cygwin/MSYS? I'm just curious, this was intentional? And if so
> - is there any objective reason for this?

MSYS is part of MinGW (or at least joined at the hip). Requiring it
surely isn't intentional, but seems (to me) to go with the grain of
MinGW. And my build instructions are a hack for determined users, not
official boost or intentional policy.

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