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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] How to build boost
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-10 13:12:42


ZikO wrote:
> 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

Is that supposed to be boost_1_38_0?

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

Just add --stagedir=path/to/install/libraries stage

> 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
> build\gcc-mingw-4.3.0\Debug\link-static\runtime-link-static\threading-multi
> or
> 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?

If your not using one of the libraries with separate source,
you can just add the boost_1_38_0 directory to your
include path.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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