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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] [1.37][VC8.0] Building Filesystem Library
From: Michael Jackson (mike.jackson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-11-20 10:53:44

On Nov 20, 2008, at 10:21 AM, df.trash wrote:

> I want to build the Filesystem Library on Windows so that it
> statically links to my code at runtime.
> I use the following statement on the command line to invoke bjam:
> bjam release --with-filesystem --toolset=msvc-7.1 link=static
> This builds only 1 library: libboost_filesystem-vc80-mt-1_36.lib
> It does not build the System Library which Filesystem depends on.
> I'm very much new to the Boost paradigm.
> Why can I not build the System Library statically?
> Do I really need the System Library and its error handling features?
> Will the Filesystem Library need the System Library or is the System
> Library just an option to handle errors and not essential at
> runtime? _______________________________________________
> Unsubscribe & other changes:

bjam release --with-filesystem --with-system --toolset=msvc-7.1

should get you there. It should compile BOTH the filesystem and system
libraries for you.

Mike Jackson mike.jackson_at_[hidden]
BlueQuartz Software
Principal Software Engineer Dayton, Ohio

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