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Subject: [Boost-build] really dumb boost build question
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-01-26 11:43:28

I'm trying to get boost build to build the serialization library for my
msvc system under cygwin. That is, I use the Cygwin shell on my windows
machine and I want to build libraries and run tests.

So I'm using the following command line

b2 --dump-tests toolset msvc link=shared test_binary_xml_archive >b2.log

Which does what I expect - that is it invokes the vc 9.0 compiler which
is on the machine. But compile fails because it can't find the boost
header libraries. The compilation fails with:

boost/config.hpp - no such file or directory.

I've verified that that the file exists. I don't know if it matters but
I've got BOOST_ROOT set to the c:\modular-boost directory. In the past
as I recall, this always "just worked". Any suggestions appreciated.

Robert Ramey

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