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Subject: Re: [boost] Strange libstdc++ versions in travis-ci testers
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-06-28 21:34:22

Andrzej Krzemienski wrote:

> This is interesting. I am referring to Boost.Opitonal tests on Travis
> configured here:
> I am a maintainer of Boost.Optional, and I never configured these tests.
> They were not there a year ago, and at some point I started receiving test
> results from this site upon every commit.

Yeah, that's my fault.

The default libstdc++ on Travis matches the default g++, which is at present
4.8, if I'm not mistaken. Each g++ uses its corresponding libstdc++, so the
default one is used only by Clang; but if a newer one is installed, Clang
picks that up. So given the .travis.yml file from the above commit, clang
3.5, 3.8, 3.9 use libstdc++ 4.9 (because it's being installed), the rest use
the default one. This is presumably because those versions failed with
libstdc++ 4.8 at the time I activated Travis.

To detect the actual libstdc++ version, you should use the Boost.Config
macro, as it's generally more reliable.

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