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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Need help building boost on Windows XP
From: Mike Jackson (mike.jackson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-09-24 15:38:50

On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 2:07 PM, Steven Watanabe <watanabesj_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Mike Jackson wrote:
>> 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
> bjam.exe toolset=msvc --with-test --with-filesystem --with-program_options \
> --with-iostreams --with-threads --prefix=C:\Developer\Toolkits\Boost \
> variant=release,debug threading=multi link=static runtime-link=shared
> install
> In Christ,
> Steven Watanabe

Thank you so much. You saved me much frustration.


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