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Subject: [Boost-build] How to build boost
From: ZikO (zebik_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-10 11:41:01


I really tried to build the boost library version 1.38.0 but I am afraid I
am doing something wrong. I tried to do that from boost's website but the
procedure is really overwhelming :///
I have tried to build complete library so far for MinGW. I have created
BuildDirectory on disk E: in temp and being in boost_1_13_0 folder I have
run bjam as followed

bjam --build-dir="E:\Temp\BuildDirectory" --toolset=gcc

Now after quite long time what I have found in BuildDirectory is
boost\bin.v2\libs and a lot of folders like date_time filesystem etc.
All of them contain folders followed by this pattern:

build\gcc-mingw-4.3.0\Release\....... the same

I am not sure atm what I should do to have it ready to work.

I have heard that boost is ready to work without compiling but some
libraries would have to be build anyway. How to do that?

Thanks in advance

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