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Subject: Re: [boost] Need help with bootstrap.bat
From: Marcel Raad (Marcel.Raad_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-01-03 10:57:01

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Andrzej
> Krzemienski via Boost
> Sent: Mittwoch, 3. Januar 2018 11:04
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Cc: Andrzej Krzemienski <akrzemi1_at_[hidden]>
> Subject: [boost] Need help with bootstrap.bat
> I am trying to
> set up the environment for developing boost libraries, and it is my
> understanding that the first step (after cloning a git repository) is to
> build b2 itself using the script bootstrap.bat. I got this from
> instructions at
> (n.b. It was very difficult to find this page as there is no direct link
> from I am using MinGW on Windows, no Visual Studio
> installed. Nonetheless bootstrap.bat concludes that it should compile with
> cl.exe, and it does not work. I know that MinGWis not supported, but I have
> to take my chances.

What I've always done when building with MinGW is using from within the MSYS shell instead of bootstrap.bat from cmd.exe. This will also get you a b2.exe.


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