# Boost-Build :

From: Rene Rivera (grafik.list_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-03-17 10:38:42

Rob Walsh wrote:
> Inspired by a talk on Boost by Dave Abrahams at SD West, I downloaded and
> attempted to install the Boost libraries on Windows XP. The version I have
> is 1.33.1.
>
> (I checked the documentation included in the download, I visited the website
> documentation, and I searched this list's archives, but I can't find a
> reference to this issue.) When I try to build, the build process will stop
> at seemingly random points with a "failed to write command file" error.
> Sometimes it builds many libraries, sometimes just a handful. I'm using
> VC.Net.
>
> Here are the build commands I've tried:
>
> bjam "-sTOOLS=vc7" "-sALL_LOCATE_TARGET=c:\boost_1_33_1" install
> bjam "-sTOOLS=vc7" install
> bjam -sTOOLS=vc7 install
> bjam "-sTOOLS=vc7" "--prefix=c:\boost" install
>
> The results are the same, but, as I said, it seemingly random points during
> the compilation. Anyone have any ideas as to what I may be doing wrong?

The only reason I can think of for not being able to write command batch
files is if it runs out of disk space, or perhaps some other disk error
I'm unaware of. Could you try adding "-d+2" and "-d+4" and posting the
output when you get an error. Those two will show the commands and shell
invocations, hopefully that will enlighten.

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