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Subject: [boost] [build] [boost 1.58] Error when compiling with MSVC-7.1
From: Ion Gaztañaga (igaztanaga_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-04-18 13:24:02


I just tried the newly released version with this toolset (I don't think
many will use and support it, but still useful). Output when building
move from boost/libs/move/test:

..\..\..\b2.exe toolset=msvc-7.1 variant=debug
  C:/Data/Libs/boost/tools/build/src/tools\msvc.jam:1075: in
configure-really *** argument error

* rule generate-setup-cmd ( version : command : parent : options * : cpu
: global-setup : default-global-setup-options : default-setup )

* called with: ( 7.1 : C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio
.NET 2003\Vc7\bin : C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
2003\Vc7 : <command>C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
2003\Vc7\bin\cl.exe : i386 : : x86 : vcvars32.bat )

* missing argument global-setup
C:/Data/Libs/boost/tools/build/src/tools\msvc.jam:809:see definition of
rule 'generate-setup-cmd' being called

C:/Data/Libs/boost/tools/build/src/tools\msvc.jam:201: in configure
C:/Data/Libs/boost/tools/build/src/tools\msvc.jam:153: in msvc.init
C:/Data/Libs/boost/tools/build/src/build\toolset.jam:43: in toolset.using
C:/Data/Libs/boost/tools/build/src\build-system.jam:461: in
C:/Data/Libs/boost/tools/build/src\build-system.jam:527: in load
C:\Data\Libs\boost\tools\build\src/kernel\modules.jam:289: in import
C:\Data\Libs\boost\tools\build\src/kernel/bootstrap.jam:139: in boost-build
C:\Data\Libs\boost\boost-build.jam:17: in module scope

I've found a workaround adding this to user-config.jam, in case anyone
needs a workaround:

using msvc : 7.1 : : <setup>"C:/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Visual
Studio .NET 2003/Vc7/bin/vcvars32.bat" ;

Of course that path is in a 64-bit Windows OS, adjust it to your
installed path.



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