(1) I went to sourceforge.net for boost
(2) I downloaded boost-jam-3.1.13-1-ntx86.zip to desktop and extracted to desktop
(3) I downloaded boost_1_33_1_exe and extracted to desktop
(4) I copied bjam.exe from directory under boost-jam- to directory for boost_1_33_1.exe on desktop
(5) I downloaded and installed Visual C++ 2005 Express edition to default location (C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8).
(6) I set the VC80_ROOT environment vairable to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC
(7) I downloaded and installed the PlatformSDK to the default location (C:\Program Files\Microsoft Platform SDK).
(8) I copied the directory structure of (C:\Program Files\Microsoft Platform SDK) to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC\Platform SDK.
(9) I did not set the MSVCDIR environment variable.
I believe the above should have satsified the instructions given on http://boost.org/tools/build/vc-8_0-tools.html.
I get the following when I run a bjam.bat file with the following source:
bjam --without-python "-sTOOLS=vc80 install"

C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Desktop\boost_1_33_1>bjam --without-pytho
n -sTOOLS=vc80 install
vc80-tools.jam: No such file or directory
Building Boost.Iostreams with bzip2 support disabled.
To enable bzip2, consult the Boost.Iostreams documentation
Building Boost.Iostreams with zlib and gzip support disabled.
To enable zlib and gzip, consult the Boost.Iostreams documentation
Building Boost.Regex with the optional Unicode/ICU support disabled.
Please refer to the Boost.Regex documentation for more information
(and if you don't know what ICU is then you probably don't need it).
vc80-tools.jam: No such file or directory
C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Desktop\boost_1_33_1\tools/build/v1\allyo
urbase.jam:645: in C++
rule C++-action unknown in module
C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Desktop\boost_1_33_1\tools/build/v1\allyo
urbase.jam:1142: in Object
C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Desktop\boost_1_33_1\tools/build/v1\allyo
urbase.jam:1207: in Objects
C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Desktop\boost_1_33_1\tools/build/v1\boost
-base.jam:150: in dll-files
C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Desktop\boost_1_33_1\tools/build/v1\boost
-base.jam:1969: in subvariant-target
C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Desktop\boost_1_33_1\tools/build/v1\boost
-base.jam:2406: in stage
Jamfile:224: in load-jamfiles
C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Desktop\boost_1_33_1\tools\build\v1\boots
trap.jam:21: in boost-build
C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Desktop\boost_1_33_1\boost-build.jam:16:
in module scope

C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Desktop\boost_1_33_1>pause
Press any key to continue . . .

On 1/24/07, Mateusz Loskot <mateusz@loskot.net> wrote:
Craig Ugoretz wrote:
> Hello,
>      Could you please provide a restatement of the instructions of how
> to build boost on Visual Studio C++ express 2005?

Have you read the "Getting Started" -> vc80 toolset -> Visual C++
Express Edition ?

I believe there is everything explained:


>      Please include the following:
>      (1)  A good place to put Visual Studio C++ Express 2005 and the
> Platform SDK in the directory structure.

Select default installation

>      (2)  A good place to put the boost source files and the bjam
> executable in the directory structure.

Wherever you want

>      (3)  Command line options for bjam.

1. Read the note mentined above
2. Run
bjam "-sTOOLS=vc80" install

>      (4)  Jam files to be modified and how they are to be modified.

I'm not aware of any such requirement to modify any Jamfile files in
Boost, to build it with Visual C++ 2005 EE.

>      (5)  Environment variables to be set.

Check the note mentioned above,

>      (6)  Visual Studio C++ Express 2005 settings and what menu and
> dialog options to be used to access the settings.

1. Check the note mentioned above

2. Follow *official* instructions about how to install Platform SDK
(also referred from the VC++2005 EE note mentioned above)
Here is the direct link:

3. Please, for learning Visual C++ IDE, refer the MSDN documentation
and/or Visual C++ 2005 EE help.

Mateusz Loskot
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