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Subject: [Boost-build] Building boost on Windows Vista with gcc
From: Iain Cunningham (iain.cunningham_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-11-25 06:14:07

Hi, I'm new to the lists so I'm not certain if this has been covered
before (but I did search and didn't find anything that seemed

I want to use Boost with Eclipse (Ganymede), using the MinGW toolchain
(all versions are latest builds). Following the "getting started"
instructions I have run:

 bjam --build-dir="c:\tmp" --toolset=gcc --build-type stage

This has now been running for over 13 hours and has consumed over 13GB
of hard disk space - is that right? My first thought was to check the
MD5 of the downloaded boost_1_37_0.7z in case of corruption but I
can't see anything on the (SourceForge) download site that would allow

I've tried looking through the documentation but I can't find (or have
missed) the typical footprint of a boost installation. 13GB does seem
a tad excessive though.

Any advice on whether this is normal behaviour, and if not what the
cause may be will be gratefully received!


Iain Cunningham

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