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From: Aaronburro_at_[hidden]
Date: 2004-08-06 15:41:45

    Sorry if this gets posted twice. i tried the webpage over at, but it doesn't look like it got posted, so I subscribed(yay).

Anyway, I'm trying to install Boost on Windows with the DJGPP compiler for c++. I've basically done nothing but get one big headache trying to follow the instructions at

So far, I have bjam in my windows\system32 directory. I tried to set it up to use DJGPP, a variant of gcc, but it doesn't seem to like my request. bjam keeps trying to use g++ instead of gpp, even though I gave it the GXX=gpp option. It also can't seem to find the directory of DJGPP, even though I used the GCC_ROOT_DIRECTORY=C:\DGJPP\ option as well. I am thoroughly stumped, and the documents over at seem to have been written by monkeys, albeit ones with good spelling and grammar. I am fairly computer literate, but those things are like rocket science to me(and I'm a nuclear engineer ;))

I'd use Boost.Build's .bat file, but I can't get bjam to work right, and then God only knows what I'll do from there, so I'd greatly appreciate a more "step-by-step" approach which is geared towards a WindowsXP user.
    Bryan Burroughs

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