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From: stusch137 (stusch_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-11-12 20:29:49

Sorry if this is really obvious, but I am trying to install the
Boost libraries on a Windows XP system with MS Visual Studio.Net and
C++ version 7. I tried to follow the instructions on the "Getting
started" page at I know C++, and Visual Studio, but
don't know much about Windows. First, I don't know how to change
PATH anymore. The old AUTOEXEC.BAT and suchlike files seem to be
gone. I have a folder C:\Boost that contains both bjam.exe and the
folder boost_1_33_0. I typed the following lines into a command
prompt window:

chdir c:\Boost\boost_1_33_0
c:\Boost\bjam "-sTools=vc7" install

I got many lines of output (that I don't know how to save), but many
lines in the midsection seemed to be errors. Finally after a lot of
fileclones, I got a summary that said I had something on the order
of 500 errors and 500 good commands.

I see that the boost_1_33_0 directory has some new stuff in it, but
I have no way of knowing whether it is correct. Given the number of
error messages, I doubt it. I have several questions:

1. Is it normal to have that many errors?

2. Is there some easy way to tell if the installation is complete?

3. Is there a log file squirreled away somewhere?

4. Should I have done something first with vcvars32?

Stu Schaffner


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