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From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-01 10:04:43

David Abrahams wrote:
> 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
> Mike,
> 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.

And I just posted a 3.1.14 release of bjam (the version in the 1.34.0
release). So you might try those prebuilts.

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