From: Dan Nuffer (dnuffer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-03-13 21:37:39
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Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2001 3:40 PM
Subject: [boost] random library
> The compiler status page for Linux claims that the random library
> works with GCC 2.95.2. This is not true. GCC 2.95.2 ships with
> a version of libstdc++ that does not include the <limits> header,
> which <boost/random.hpp> includes.
> By the way, has anyone out there managed to make random work with
> GCC 2.95.2 on Linux?
Yep, I've got it to work.
> I tried upgrading to libstdc++-2.90.8 and then
> libstdc++-2.91 (which do provide <limits>), but I could not
> successfully install either of these. Depending on what I tried,
> either I got an error because it could not inline a function in
> basic_string.h, or it couldn't build any of the library at all because
> ltconfig didn't recognize the --build option.
Attached is a patch that will fix the random library for boost 1.20.2, I
haven't had time to update it for 1.21.1 yet. It may or may not apply
cleanly, it just depends how much of the random library was changed.
Actually it fixes a little more than the random library, it changes all the
places in boost that had:
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