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From: stusch137 (stusch_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-11-13 22:17:29

--- In jamboost_at_[hidden], Rene Rivera <grafik.list_at_r...>
> stusch137 wrote:
> > First, I don't know how to change
> > PATH anymore. The old AUTOEXEC.BAT and suchlike files seem to
> > gone.
> Sorry is there a question on that? It's not really a Boost

The Boost "Getting Started" pages referred me to this newsgroup for
any comments or questions about the build or install process. The
build notes ask me to move bjam.exe to somewhere where it is
accessible by PATH. I didn't have any good place to put it that
wouldn't be wiped out by updating an unrelated software system. I
guessed that there weren't any other hidden uses of PATH and used
the explicit form of call. In less-well-designed systems than bjam
this can cause subtle problems. I suspect that I have to use
regedit to set PATH in Windows XP. Not for the fumble-fingered or
faint of heart. Anyway, what I did seemed to work fine.

> > 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_.

To paraphrase my favorite nuclear plant operator, Dohh... Yep, that
fixed it. One tiny suggestion for your ToDo list: have bjam notice
when a "-sXXX" field is not recognized. If you are using this for
passthrough name changes this might not be possible. Just something
to think about.

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

Nice to know. That is how such a tool should work.

I now have 42 errors, most relating to the need for spirit 1.6x.
bjam gives nice error messages about that and I have downloaded Where do I need to put it so bjam can find

Thanks for your help!

Stu Schaffner


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