Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Issue building boost from root directory
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir.prus_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-07-07 14:41:30
On 07-Jul-16 8:01 PM, celijahh wrote:
> I've been trying to build the Apache qpid messaging broker which
> requires boost. I set the variable BOOST_ROOT to the path of the boost
> root directory, but it could only find some of the libraries. I was
> informed that some of the other libraries needed to be compiled so I
> went through the documentation in section 5.2 for installing on windows.
> I ran bootstrap.bat and then tried to run the b2 install command from
> the root but got the message that b2 wasn't recognized. So I went to
> tools\build and ran it there which worked. However when I ran the
> command from 5.2.4 for the build directory I get the message that it
> doesn't know how to find the target or how to make <e>stage. Now boost
> is located in downloads on my machine so maybe that could have something
> to do with it, but does anyone know what could be going wrong?
I have to suggestions:
- If you have "b2" built correctly, copy it to the root of your Boost
tree, and run the command from 5.2.4 there. It's not supposed to be
run from "tools/build"
- If you ran bootstrap.bat from root folder and it failed to produce b2
binary, it should have produced some error messages. Could you post
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