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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] How to built boost?
From: PrvaPonta (prvaponta_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-03-14 09:40:32

I have the same problem as Vjaceslav, except that I want to use GCC instead
of MS Visual Studio. I have MinGW, but I read on the Boost website (not
happy with the documentation there!) that MSYS may not work, so I'm using
the Windows command prompt (MSYS gives the same error anyway).

As for V. Prus' simple suggestion:

1. Unpack boost
2. Run ".\bootstrap.bat"
3. Run ".\bjam.exe", optionally adding your --prefix and --build-dir and
--build-type options.

that does not work for several reasons. Beside the fact that unpacking Boost
does not include bjam.exe, running bootstrap.bat results in the following
error message:

Building Boost.Jam build engine
'cl' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
Failed to build Boost.Jam build engine.
Please consult bjam.log for furter diagnostics.
You can try to obtain a prebuilt binary from
Also, you can file an issue at
Please attach bjam.log in that case.
Plus, there is no bjam.log in the BOOST_ROOT directory. Downloading and
running bjam.exe gives the long error that Vjaceslav (Вячеслав) posted
already. Since I don't use MSVC, I cannot follow his example.
Any suggestions?
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