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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] How to build for the VS version that I have loaded the vcvars for ?
From: Timothy Madden (terminatorul_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-30 03:23:21

Steven Watanabe wrote:
> Timothy Madden wrote:
>> I have a project that I would like to include boost in, and I would
>> like to build boost as part of my project build process.
>> However on a computer with both Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio
>> 2010 installed the .\bjam command will build the libraries for VS
>> 2010, even though my project compiles with VS 2008.
>> It is pretty useless to build the 2010 libraries for a 2008 project,
>> because they have different names and can not be used from one Visual
>> Studio version to another.
>> Is there a way for the boost build procedure to compile libraries for
>> the Visual Studio version that the environment variables currently
>> point to ?
> Boost.Build always uses the registry to find VS.
> The environment is only used as a last resort.
>> I mean if I build boost with make from a VS 2008 project than the
>> environment variables will point to the VS 2008 installation, and if I
>> build boost with make from a VS 2010 project than the environment
>> variables will point to the VS 2010 installation. Can I get bjam to
>> build boost for the currently loaded configuration, and not the latest
>> version that can be found installed ?
> You can put
> using msvc : 9.0 ;
> in your user-config.jam. (You can edit the
> project-config.jam in the Boost root directory)

I do not necessarily want 9.0 and I would not want to put a specific
version when building. I just want to get the library for the Visual
Studio version I am using boost with in my solution (whatever version
that is).

Thank you,
Timothy Madden

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