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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-01 07:14:32

on Mon Apr 30 2007, "Wellman, Michael S SrA DMSG/WMTS" <> wrote:

> Well the 1.34.0 instructions are excellent. I now have a much better understanding of the
> process, and how the libraries are used. However, it appears that my problem is specifically
> with bjam. Typing in the compilation instructions (since I specifically need thread and
> date_time fully working) results in an “Application Error” popup from Windows, and the program
> immediately terminates with no displayed output.
> Just to make sure I’m doing this properly:
> 1. I’m currently running the pre-built bjam.exe file from Since
> I’m running Windows XP, I’m assuming this is the correct executable.
> 2. I placed the .exe in my root boost directory (in this case, C:\Boost\boost_1_34_0. *This
> step may be wrong… the instructions said to run it from this directory, so I assumed the
> .exe had to be in this directory as well.
> 3. The exact line I typed to invoke bjam was: bjam --build-dir=C:\Boost\boost_1_34_0 --toolset=
> msvc stage
> I also obtained temporary administrative rights to make sure that it wasn’t a permissions
> problem, but that did not solve the issue either. Any help you can give me on this would be
> greatly appreciated.
> SrA Mike Wellman


could you please try building bjam yourself according to the
instructions at
and tell us if it works any better for you? That will give us a good
idea of whether the bjam executable you downloaded is corrupted or not.


Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting
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