6.15. MPFR-3.1.2

The MPFR package contains functions for multiple precision math.

Approximate build time: 0.9 SBU
Required disk space: 28 MB

6.15.1. Installation of MPFR

First, apply the following patch to fix various bugs that have been addressed upstream:

patch -Np1 -i ../mpfr-3.1.2-upstream_fixes-2.patch

Prepare MPFR for compilation:

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

Compile the package and generate the HTML documentation:

make html


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 tests passed:

make check

Install the package and its documentation:

make install
make install-html

6.15.2. Contents of MPFR

Installed Libraries: libmpfr.{a,so}
Installed directory: /usr/share/doc/mpfr-3.1.2

Short Descriptions


Contains multiple-precision math functions.