Boost logo

Boost-Build :

From: Rene Rivera (grafik666_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-19 23:18:02

[2003-10-20] rlyon012000 wrote:

>I decided to build boost 1.30.2 up from scratch on a WINXP box using
>VC7 and MINGW. Couldn't even build jam.
>For VC7, build.bat and build.jam in the tools\build\jam_src
>directory use an option /LIBPATH:. This is not a valid vc7 compiler
>option. Deleted this option and at least jam built under vc7.

I know that is fixed in CVS. But I guess it didn't make it to the 1.30.2
patch release. It will definately be in the 1.31 release though :-)

>The MINGW build fails badly. I'll leave this until later. My MINW
>installation is the latest stable and it works correctly. I see no
>mention of MSYS and I assume it is not required?

Not sure if there is anything to do for MSYS? The current CVS state of bjam
builds without it. But if you have vc71 you don't need it to build bjam with
MINGW or MSYS ;-) Or are you talking about the rest of Boost here?

>Am I missing something here? Like how come I have problems building
>with tools which widely available? Hopefully I won't have to modify
>a pile of jams files before I can start using spirit.

Nothing wrong... or maybe just thinking that all changes made to Boost make
it to the releases ;-)

>WHat is wrong with Boost-Users_at_[hidden] ??

Don't know... I can at least read postings from the newsgroup interface at

What do you think is wrong with it?

PS. If you just need bjam, there are binaries+source of the latest version
(3.1.7) on the SF files section.

-- grafik - Don't Assume Anything
-- rrivera (at) - grafik (at)
-- 102708583 (at) icq


Boost-Build list run by bdawes at, david.abrahams at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at