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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] What needs fixing for MinGW
From: Lars Viklund (zao_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-05-02 08:04:09

On Wed, May 02, 2012 at 07:44:20AM -0400, François Jacques wrote:
> Hello Paul,
> Building with Microsoft compilers works well, but you need to know the magic invocation. It's either msvc (but that's for the OLD release, 6 or 7 - don't remember) or vc8, vc9, vc10 and vc11.

I believe he meant that it defaults to assuming MSVC on Windows, and if
it fails to find one (which happens if you don't have one at all), it
assumes it's in PATH and happily goes on to fail.

(Also, you're top posting, don't :D)

> Le 2012-05-01 à 09:40, Paul a écrit :
> >
> > I tried to compile boost on windows a while back, and had a horrible
> > time of it. As I recall, compiling bjam needed specifying mingw on the
> > command line, as it failed to detect my installed mingw, and defaulted
> > to the MSVC compiler, which it couldn't find.

Lars Viklund | zao_at_[hidden]

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