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From: Andrej van der Zee (mavdzee_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-06-26 07:51:49

Thanks for your reply. Sorry for my ignorance, I am
fairly new to Windows and Cygwin ;)

I noticed that if I use the NT-version of bjam (the
one ending up in tools/jam/bin.ntx86 after compiling
with build.bat), then the include paths are working
correctly, even though they appear as Cygwin-paths in
the output of "bjam -d2". Are they being translated to
Windows-paths before sent to msvc?

But uhhhh, what version of bjam (NT or Cygwin) should
I use to compile my own projects? In my case, I use
Cygwin because I want to be able to use Linux tools
for development, but I want to create native Windows
apps (i.e. I want my executables and libraries to be
the same as if I would compile them in Visual Studio).
Which one should I choose then,
tools/jam/bin.ntx86/bjam compiled with build.bat (vc9)
or tools/jam/bin.cygwinx86/bjam compiled with


--- Vladimir Prus <vladimir_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Andrej van der Zee wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am struggling with bjam in Cygwin. I am using
> > toolset=msvc and somehow I am not able to get
> absolute
> > include paths right. Somehow the msvc-compiler
> does
> > not recognize this. My guess is the difference in
> > denotation of paths in Cygwin and Windows.
> >
> > Below the output of bjam -d2. The compiltaion
> fails
> > because it cant find a included file in
> > /usr/local/include/boost-1_35, although this
> directory
> > is added to the -I option.
> > "-I/home/Andrej van der Zee/speedo/trunk"
> >
> > "-I/usr/local/include/boost-1_35"
> Of course this does not work -- you pass cygwin path
> to msvc compiler.
> Since cygwin, essentially is GNU/kernel32.dll
> operating system, which
> has nothing to do whatsoever with Microsoft Windows,
> such paths are
> not valid paths for msvc. You need to use valid
> Windows paths.
> > I tried using Windows
> > notation of the include-path, but I can't get it
> to
> > work.
> This information is not sufficient to diagnose any
> problem.
> - Volodya
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