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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] How to built boost?
From: Jürgen Hunold (juergen.hunold_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-03-14 11:41:43


On Monday, 14. March 2011 14:40:32 PrvaPonta wrote:
> 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"

Well, that is for msvc which is usually autodetectable. For gcc, you should
have g++ in the PATH and issue "bootstrap.bat gcc"

> 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.

No mvsc detected.

> Failed to build Boost.Jam build engine.
> Please consult bjam.log for furter diagnostics.

Ah well, that is now "bootstrap.log". Documentation glitch. Should already be
fixed in current trunk

> You can try to obtain a prebuilt binary from
> Also, you can file an issue at
> Please attach bjam.log in that case.

Those have already disappeared.

> 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?

use "bootstrap.bat gcc" and the latest Boost (1.46.1)



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