correction, the error was:

LINK : fatal error LNK1104: cannot open file 'libboost_date_time-vc141-mt-s-1_64.lib'

On Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM, James Stortz <> wrote:
I can't seem to include/link and compile properly. I am using boost 1.64 and Visual Studio 2017 (Community).

I can successfully include the headers and compile the example program on the Getting Started page[1]. But when trying to simply compile the mutex example from interprocess docs[2], I get this error:

LINK : fatal error LNK1104: cannot open file `libboost_date_time-vc141-mt-2-1_64.lib`

From the Getting Started page on linking, I have been trying the following:

cl /EHsc /I boost_1_64_0 doc_memtest1.cpp ^
/link /LIBPATH:F\src\boost_1_64_0\stage\lib

I have even tried a solution from Stackoverflow[3], multiple times with various configurations, x64/x86, but nothing. I don't even have that particular library. I have "libboost_date_time-vc141-mt-gd-1_64.lib" and "libboost_date_time-vc141-mt-1_64.lib".

I assume I am doing something wrong, as I am new to programming on Windows/MSVC.

Any help? Thanks!