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Subject: [Boost-build] Need help building boost on Windows XP
From: Mike Jackson (mike.jackson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-09-24 13:28:34

     Let's pretend I am new to Boost and would like to build boost on
Windows XP using Visual Studio 2008 Express. I would like to build
JUST the filesystem, iostreams, thread, program_options and test
libraries. I would also just like the Multi-Threaded, Static libraries
linked dynamically to the c runtime. What exactly would I use for the
arguments to bjam? I have tried a bunch of combinations and just end
up with bjam errors. On OS X I finally just hacked the configure file
to get what I wanted but I am at a loss as to how to do this on
Windows XP.

  I am sure this comes up a bunch so I took a look through the documentation, documentation, getting started
and nothing really lays out what the proper arguments are.

I tried variations on the following:

bjam.exe --toolset=msvc --with-test --with-filesystem --with-
program_options --with-iostreams --with-threads --release --prefix=C:
\Developer\Toolkits\Boost -build-type=release,debug <threading>multi
<link>static <runtime-link>shared install

Thanks for any help

Mike Jackson

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