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Boost .lib files installation

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Hi, I tried building one of the examples from Boost's website in MSVC++ 6.0, but I got an error from the linker saying that it couldn't find a certain .lib file. So, I downloaded boost-build and bjam, built bjam, but I can't seem to get bjam to work. I am using bjam v2. Here are some of the command lines I've tried:

bjam -sTOOLS=msvc install (v1 syntax should work unless overridden with --v2 parameter)

This produces a "target not specified" error message.

bjam -sTOOLS=msvc install "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\VC98"

This produces a cannot find target C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\VC98 error message.

All of the documentation available is pretty unclear on what to do. Can anyone give me a hand? Thanks.
Sep 16 '06 #1
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On occasion, when you install something, an alert will prompt "This directory does not exist, would you like to create it now"?

So my question is whether or not you have created this directory you specified (VC98) to install bjam? Looking at the path, it probably does exist. Perhaps you just need to add another / afterwards, so it becomes VC98/.
Sep 17 '06 #2

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Hi, thanks for your reply. I don't get a "create directory?" prompt. In fact, now I'm getting two notices when I try to run bjam: "don't know how to make <e>C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\VC98" (even though I added the additional backslash), and "don't know how to make <e>install."

I copied some files around after I got "no Jamfile found" message, but now I get a message saying "qt4.init( prefix) called with ( ) * missing argument prefix"

Anyone know how I can fix this?
Sep 17 '06 #3

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