6.14. MPFR-2.4.2

The MPFR package contains functions for multiple precision math.

Approximate build time: 1.1 SBU testsuite included
Required disk space: 27.1 MB testsuite included

6.14.1. Installation of MPFR

Prepare MPFR for compilation:

./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-thread-safe

Compile the package:



The test suite for MPFR in this section is considered critical. Do not skip it under any circumstances.

Test the results and ensure that all 148 tests passed:

make check

Install the package:

make install

Install the documentation:

make html
mkdir -pv /usr/share/doc/mpfr-2.4.2
find . -name \*.html -type f -exec cp -v \{} /usr/share/doc/mpfr-2.4.2 \;

6.14.2. Contents of MPFR

Installed Libraries: libmpfr.{a,so}

Short Descriptions


Contains multiple-precision math functions.