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From: Brewer, Christopher (cbrewer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-16 09:50:34

I have found my way around the problem, though I don't understand why it

Recap of the problem (for those joining late): attempting to build boost
with bjam under msys/mingw resulted in very strange behavior. Within the
msys shell, invoking the following line:

    bjam -sTOOL=mingw install

...resulted in bjam attempting to use the VC7 toolset.

I checked the path within msys to make sure I was running the version of
bjam.exe that I thought I was. Looking through the directories showed there
was indeed only one copy. On a hunch, I moved it from it's present location
at 'c:/msys/1.0/bin' to 'c:/msys/1.0/mingw/bin' and tried again.

And suddenly bjam began using gcc. 8^0

Apparently where you run it from makes a big difference. I'm sure that an
msys guru could take one look at the symptoms and say, "Of course! It's
obvious to the meanest intellect!". Not being an msys guru I will just shrug
my shoulders and move forward :)

All is well now and Boost is building even as I type this message.
Many thanks to those who replied!

Best regards,

Chris Brewer

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