Introduction to Boost

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-7.6 systemd platform.

Package Information

Boost Dependencies


ICU-53.1 and Python-2.7.8

User Notes:

Installation of Boost

Install Boost by running the following commands:

./ --prefix=/usr &&
./b2 stage threading=multi link=shared

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

./b2 install threading=multi link=shared

Command Explanations

threading=multi: This 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, but omit this parameter if you do need them.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries:,,,,, libboost_exception.a,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, libboost_test_exec_monitor.a,,,, and
Installed Directory: /usr/include/boost

Last updated on 2014-08-23 10:08:59 -0700