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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] [boost] Boost build problem
From: Emil Dotchevski (emildotchevski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-09-25 02:00:57

Volodya, perhaps you'll find this information helpful in case other
people ask similar questions:

I asked a friend of mine from Microsoft and he indicated that the way
runtime DLLs are located depends on the OS and compiler version, and
that the only way that is guaranteed to work is to install the
redistributables (in case of the release runtime) or the appropriate
version of Visual Studio (or a few other development packages.) He
also recommended not to try to mess with the system "manually" because
it is quite possible to break it beyond repair.

Emil Dotchevski
Reverge Studios, Inc.

On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 10:24 PM, Vladimir Prus
<vladimir_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Emil Dotchevski wrote:
>> Volodya, thanks for the suggestion again.
>> Using the depends.exe tool from Microsoft I can see that the two
>> missing DLLs my program needs are MSVCP80D.DLL and MSVCR80D.DLL. I'm
>> guessing that Boost Build passes the path specified by <dll-path> in
>> the PATH env variable and that the program itself doesn't look for
>> these particular DLLs on the PATH. Manually adding the directory on
>> the PATH, or even starting the program from the directory containing
>> the DLLs also doesn't work.
>> By now this is well beyond the scope of Boost Build but I'd still want
>> to get it working. Any ideas?

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