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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-12 14:28:56

on Fri Oct 12 2007, Marty Fried <> wrote:

> Back on Thu, 11 Oct 2007 19:52:22 -1000, while hiding out in
>,David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]>
> surprised everyone by saying:
>>on Wed Oct 10 2007, "Marty Fried" <> wrote:
>>> We were able to build 1_33_1 successfully after a lot of grief, I'm told.
>>> Now I'm trying to build 1_34_1. I was successful building on Windows, and
>>> Red Hat linux, so I was feeling fairly confident for aix. :-)
>>> I built bjam with no problems, both with gcc (by mistake), then xlC. I was
>>> told gcc did not work and I should use xlC.
>>That surprises me. Who told you that?
> Hi - Sorry, I was too vague (due to my lack of full understanding of the
> problem. I'm just coming up to speed on existing code using 1_33_1.
> The problem with gcc on aix is not anything to do with Boost; evidently,
> there are problems building our application on aix using gcc, which is not
> the native compiler for aix.

Still, you should have no trouble using a bjam built with gcc on AIX,
no matter what toolset you intend to use for your application.

> Currently, we build on aix using xlC (aka, Visual Age C++), on Linux
> using gcc, and Windows using MSVC. This is why we like Boost so much. :)
> Unfortunately, I still can't get filesystem to build on aix. :(
> The errors I get are too complicated for my simple mind. I guess I should
> post the problem on boost_users rather than here for that.

Good idea.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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