Error Building NP++ from Source

  • Jeff

    Jeff - 2014-01-24


    I am trying to build Notepad++ from source using VS 2008 Express Edition, Windows Server 2008 and boost 1.55.0. I have run the command "BuildBoost.bat --toolset msvc-9.0 your\boost\install\folder" only to be greeted with the error:

    "getboostver.mak(15) : fatal error U1052: file 'boostpath.mak' not found

    Any help in resolving this issue would be greatly appreciated.


  • cchris

    cchris - 2014-01-25

    Where did you run the command from?
    I have found out that the only reliable way is to locate the VS command prompt externally, not from inside VS proper. Looking for "VS" from Start menu just works.


  • Dave Brotherstone

    Just to check - you are replacing "your\boost\install\folder" with where you extracted the boost zip file to? This needs to be an absolute path - there are issues if this path is relative.

    For example,
    Download the from and extract to d:\boost

    Then your command would be

    buildboost.bat --toolset msvc-9.0 d:\boost

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