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From: Rene Rivera (grafik.list_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-11-13 16:08:47

stusch137 wrote:
> Sorry if this is really obvious,

The obvious is only obvious once you know it's 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.

Sorry is there a question on that? It's not really a Boost question.

> 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

That should be:

c:\Boost\bjam "-sTOOLS=vc7" install

Please note that bjam is _case sensitive_.

> 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?

Easiest way is to run bjam again. If it doesn't do anything it's complete. If
it's not it will try and build anything it first failed to build again.

> 3. Is there a log file squirreled away somewhere?

No. But since it's been asked for before I'll put on my TODO.

> 4. Should I have done something first with vcvars32?


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