Subject: Re: [boost] Need help with bootstrap.bat
From: Andrzej Krzemienski (akrzemi1_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-01-03 11:43:47
2018-01-03 11:57 GMT+01:00 Marcel Raad <Marcel.Raad_at_[hidden]>:
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> > Krzemienski via Boost
> > Sent: Mittwoch, 3. Januar 2018 11:04
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> > 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 https://github.com/boostorg/boost/wiki/Getting-Started
> > (n.b. It was very difficult to find this page as there is no direct link
> > from www.boost.org). I am using MinGW on Windows, no Visual Studio
> > installed. Nonetheless bootstrap.bat concludes that it should compile
> > cl.exe, and it does not work. I know that MinGWis not supported, but I
> > to take my chances.
> What I've always done when building with MinGW is using bootstrap.sh from
> within the MSYS shell instead of bootstrap.bat from cmd.exe. This will also
> get you a b2.exe.
Indeed. It works. Thanks!
I will try to look for a place where this could be documented.
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