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Subject: [Boost-build] b2 headers on windows XP
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-03-25 13:20:25

I'm trying to fire up my windows XP system to run boost testing.

I've been following the instructions on this page.

a) My first attempt was under cygwin which is what I normally use on
windows if available. This built the tools under cygwin. Things work
OK for building/testing with gcc compiler but if one uses toolset=msvc
things go haywire.

b) Soooo... I switched to windows command shell and rebuilt the tools.
I also deleted the "Boost" include directory.

Using the windows command shell, I invoke

.\b2 headers

And I get a whole raft of errors like this:

...failed link.mklink boost\graph\adjacency_list.hpp
link.mklink boost\graph\adjacency_list.hpp
'mklink' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
... failed updating 165 targets.

What am I doing wrong here?

Robert Ramey

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