[C++-sig] boost.python and MinGW3.4.2 with eclipse

Claudius Kehrhahn claudius.kehrhahn at gmx.de
Thu Feb 21 22:58:28 CET 2008

I am a newbie to python, MinGW and eclipse. My background: I have a lot 
experience in c++ with Visual Studio and embedded programming with other 

So, learning python is no really problem. I installed the MinGW 3.4.2 
package, python 2.5, boost_1_34_1 and eclipse 3.3 with cdt 4.x.
I set a lot of constants for the path's to lib and include directories, 
compiled the boost libraries/dlls with mingw.
Then I started the tutorial of boost with the regex example. I had no 
problems with bjam as well with the following commands

g++ -I P:\Programme\boost_1_34_1 example.cpp -o example -L 
P:\Programme\boost_1_34_1\lib\ -lboost_regex-mgw34-mt-d-1_34_1
g++ -I P:\Programme\boost_1_34_1 example.cpp -o example 

but when I compiled and linked the example with eclipse I got the output:

**** Internal Builder is used for build               ****
g++ -IP:\Programme\boost_1_34_1 -O0 -c -fmessage-length=0 -oexample.o 
g++ P:\Programme\boost_1_34_1\lib\libboost_regex-mgw34-mt-d-1_34_1.a 
-oTest_boost_libs.exe example.o
boost::regex_traits<char, boost::cpp_regex_traits<char> > >::assign(char 
const*, char const*, unsigned int)]+0x22):example.cpp: undefined 
reference to `boost::basic_regex<char, boost::regex_traits<char, 
boost::cpp_regex_traits<char> > >::do_assign(char const*, char const*, 
unsigned int)'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
Build error occurred, build is stopped

Furthermore I got lot of problems when I try to compile the python 
tutorial 'hello.cpp'. I got massive compiler errors for the headerfiles 
in ..\boost\python\

Can anyone give me any hint how to continue?

Thanks in advance.


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