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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] A Build BJam Newbie
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-12-08 15:11:54

On Monday 07 December 2009 06:34:56 J. Street wrote:

> Hello,
> I am trying to build BJam so that I can build Boost libraries for MinGW on
> Vista x64 box. I'm following the instructions on the Boost "Building BJam"
> page (, to
> obtain the make file to build the Boost libraries.
> I cd to the jam src directory and type
> $ sh ./
> It finds MinGW, compiles, and then stores jam0 in ./bootstrap directory. (a
> side note, my anti-virus software doesn't like jam0, since it keeps erasing
> the file)
> It was my understanding that it will build the BJam make exec, and store it
> in /mingw.
> Am I missing something?

Actually, you should see bjam under directory, where 'xxx' should probably
be 'mingw'. Do you see any such directories? Can you post the complete output
of running "sh ./"?

- Volodya

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