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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Cygwin static build run from the Windows command line fails
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-02-23 11:07:59

Are you doing this from cygwin shell with cygwin build of b2 or from
Windows shell with msvc build of b2, or something else?

Windows shell with msvc build of b2

> It seems that you actually use Windows shell with cygwin gcc, so when
> Boost.Build asks gcc where its toolchain is installed it reports /usr, and
> that clearly does not work in Windows shell.
Could I create user-config.jam entries for ar and ranlib?

> Do you have a particular reason for using cygwin? If you would like to
> test with gcc, would not mingw make for a more convenient option?
I do have mingw installed, and use it for some testing. But the mingw
distributions I've tried do not handle exceptions correctly, so my
exception handling tests in filesystem and system libraries fail, and
that's irritating.



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