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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Building Boost on 64-bit CentOS 5.4
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-20 01:35:53

On Friday 20 November 2009 02:30:50 rkdelisle_at_[hidden] wrote:

> I'm trying to build boost on a 64-bit CentOS 5.4 install. I have Python
> 2.6.4 built and installed at /opt/Python_2.6.4/, and I've appended the
> user-config.jam file with:
> using python : 2.6 : /opt/Python_2.6.4/python : /opt/Python_2.6.4/Include :
> /opt/Python_2.6.4/Lib ;
> The standard system Python is 2.4.1 but the tools I'm using require 2.6, so
> I've built this version and installed it independently of the system
> version 2.4.1 to avoid any conflicts.
> As I'm sure you've already imagined, I get the error:
> LONG_BIT definition appears wrong for platform (bad gcc/glibc config?)
> I see that this is a long standing bug, but I have yet to find a fix. I've
> tried various CCFLAGS, CXXFLAGS, etc. to push for a 64-bit compile or a
> 32-bit compile (-m64 or -m32).
> The offending file is pyport.h - is there a 64-bit friendly version that I
> don't know about?

Does this error happen if you write a test program that includes just that file,
and try to compile it by hand? If so, I suggest you raise the bug with CentOS folks.

Did you try to look at the code that emits the error? What is it checking for?

- Volodya

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