# Boost-Build :

Subject: Re: [Boost-build] How to build boost
From: Michael Jackson (mike.jackson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-10 15:44:09

This is what I do on windows XP using MSVC.

bjam.exe toolset=msvc --with-test --with-filesystem --with-

That will compile only some libraries and install all headers and
libraries in C:\Developer\VS9 using VS2008 Express.

If you want to use MinGW then I would replace the toolset=msvc with
toolset=gcc in the above command line.

That _should_ work as I have done this on XP a few times although I

You are not alone in trying to figure out how to compile boost..

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Mike Jackson                 www.bluequartz.net
On Mar 10, 2009, at 3:15 PM, ZikO wrote:
>
> I tried to build filesystem as I really dont know what I am supposed
> to do
> with compiled 1GB files. There is no documentation on boost org
> website
> about it whatsoever. How can i the hek know how to do it if there's no
> explanation.
>
> I found I can get into particular folder in boost_1_38_0\libs
> \....library
> and build it by bjam but I always end up with is bin.v2  ...  and
> what else.
> I cant get through this because there is nowhere to find anything