Boost provides a set of free peer-reviewed portable C++ source libraries. It includes libraries for linear algebra, pseudorandom number generation, multithreading, image processing, regular expressions and unit testing.
This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.7 platform.
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Estimated build time: 4.4 SBU
User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/boost
Install Boost by running the following commands:
sed -e '1 i#ifndef Q_MOC_RUN' \ -e '$ a#endif' \ -i boost/type_traits/detail/has_binary_operator.hpp && ./bootstrap.sh --prefix=/usr && ./b2 stage threading=multi link=shared
To test the result, issue pushd
status; ../b2; popd. A few tests may fail. They
take a long time (around 70 SBU) and use up to 10 GB of memory. You
can use the
-jN switch to
speed them up.
Now, as the
./b2 install threading=multi link=shared
sed ... has_binary_operator.hpp: This command fixes a header to overcome a problem with Qt's moc command. It is necessary for building some KDE packages.
parameter ensures that Boost is
built with multithreading support.
link=shared: This parameter
ensures that only shared libraries are created, except for
libboost_exception and libboost_test_exec_monitor which are created
as static. Most people will not need the static libraries. Indeed
most programs using Boost only use
the headers. 0mit this parameter if you do need static libraries.
-jN: This switch may be added to the
b2 command lines, to
run up to N processes in parallel.
Last updated on 2015-02-23 21:12:23 +0000