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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-12-25 17:29:35

Markus Ruettimann <toomy_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Hi all
> I'm an enthusiastic user of boost since quite a long time. I used
> MSVC6.0 so far.
> How ever, I changed to cygwin g++ 3.3.1 for project reasons.
> I have succesfuly built the latest STLPort version (4.6) and I also
> use it successfully.
> How ever, I am not able to build the toolset gcc-stlport. There are
> errors in the threadding
> lib and elsewhere, and such ugly things as "to long path names" errors
> in the console.

Can you please post the exact command you're using to build with, and
a few of the error messages?

> Does anybody know how to build this toolset and link them together as
> one static lib?
> I use boost-1.30.2 with cygwin g++ 3.3.1 on winXP professional.
> PS: When I build the bjam stuff, what builds without any errors, it
> uses the MSVC compiler (the output it creates looks like this).

Like what?

> Is this a problem?

It's fine to build bjam with MSVC as long as you're using it from a
windows command-prompt. If you intend to build from a Cygwin bash
command-prompt, you need to build bjam from within Cygwin.

That said, I'm not sure why everyone seems to want to rebuild bjam
when they could download prebuilt binaries.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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