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Easy install on Windows 7 or later ---------------------------------- 1. Open up a Cygwin terminal and cd to your downloaded source 2. Run ./bootstrap.bat ( had to search for file) ~/Desktop/Download/boost_1_62_0/tools/build$ ./bootstrap.bat mingw ** because Im using mingw Bootstrapping the build engine Bootstrapping is done. To build, run: .\b2 --prefix=DIR install 3. Since I use Mingwing gcc I run the following commands: ~/Desktop/Download/boost_1_62_0/tools/build$ ./b2.exe --prefix=/boost/ toolset=gcc install Easy Install. Examples are in the install directory cd examples and just find a main.cpp program. To compile just run the following command : g++ main.cpp -o example1
I agree with other persons. The documentation is very poor. I'm still fighting with linking problems, since hours.
I'm having issues downloading the zip file for Boost. The site takes me in circles.