mingw gcc version 4.6.2
boost verison: 1.49
OS: Windows 7 home.
This is basically the same as before in my prior post /2011/02/boost-in-vista-using-mingw-and-cmdexe.html
First get the newer version of boost from here http://sourceforge.net/projects/boost/files/boost/1.49.0/boost_1_49_0.zip/download?use_mirror=jaist
Dont bother downloading one of the ones with a build version of bjam it wont work. You will need to build it.
Setup gcc as in one of my prior posts.
Make certain that gcc is available on cmd.exe by running a fresh cmd.exe and executing:
You must double that this is not just a temp change to the %PATH% env variable by some script. It has to be set from windows GUI control directly to work reliably.
If gcc failed you can add it to the PATH with the following command sequence.
- windows key+e
- select "my computer"
- right click it and select "properties"
- 3rd tab -> click buttom "variables" button
- add (or edit the existing) PATH entry and set its value [installed_dir]/mingw/bin;[installed_dir]/mingw/lib (where instal_dir is the pathto your mingw install
cd C:\tools\boost_1_49_0\tools\build\v2\engine build.bat mingwOnce built copy C:\tools\boost_1_49_0\tools\build\v2\engine\bin.ntx86\b*.exe into C:\tools\MinGW\bin (This isnt needed but makes it easy later, since you likely have it in your %PATH% already.) Next build the boost libs also in cmd.exe by excuting:
cd C:\tools\boost_1_49_0 bjam toolset=gcc --build-type=complete stageRefer: http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/1_49_0/more/getting_started/unix-variants.html Wait for the build system to grind it out. This time around there are very few build problems. I guess alot of things have been fixed since the 1.47 version. You should then build a few boost test programs(in cmd or msys) with:
g++ -I"c:\tools\boost_1_49_0" -L"c:\tools\boost_1_49_0\stage\lib" -static boost_lamba_test.cpp -o a.exe g++ -I"c:\tools\boost_1_49_0" -L"c:\tools\boost_1_49_0\stage\lib" -static boost_regex_test.cpp -lboost_regex-mgw46-1_49 -o b.exe
The test programs are from here:
Lamba test: http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/1_45_0/more/getting_started/windows.html#build-a-simple-program-using-boost
Regex test: http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/1_45_0/more/getting_started/windows.html#link-your-program-to-a-boost-library
Keep in mind the order of the source and libs files is important in mingw http://www.mingw.org/wiki/Specify_the_libraries_for_the_linker_to_use