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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Error when trying to build boost 1.38.0 with msvc 8.0
From: LPE (lpe_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-03 12:44:17

Noah Roberts <roberts.noah <at>> writes:

> LPE wrote:
> > Noah Roberts <roberts.noah <at>> writes:
> >
> >> Try building boost in a directory that's full path name doesn't include
> >> any spaces. It could also be that bjam is located in such a path and is
> >> having trouble.
> >
> > Boost and bjam are both located in "D:\boost_1_38_0"...
> Ok, I read the error and made some erroneous assumptions.
> You're going to need to dig a bit deeper. I'm betting, and I'd bet a
> decent pot, that bjam is attempting to run a program using a path that
> contains "C:\Documents and Settings" but lacking the quotes. I assumed
> that you extracted boost on your desktop or something.

I found the problem. I had no path containing "C:\Documents and Settings", but
my env var TMP contained this: "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local
Settings\Temp", and bjam creates some bat in this dir, and tries to run it,
fails because of the spaces in the path. Setting TMP to a path without space
fixes the problem.

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