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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Installing boost 1.59 from .tgz on Linux Mint 17.3 failed with "command.c(63): error: identifier "__INT_MAX__" is undefined"
From: Andreas Delleske (delleske_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-12-19 09:24:04

Dear John,

>> icpc version 16.0.0 (gcc version 3.2.0 compatibility)
> There's your problem right there - the gcc-3.2 emulation - we don't
> currently support gcc versions that far back. Is that what you really
> genuinely want from your Intel installation - gcc-3.2 emulation?

Nono - I don't know how that happened - Linux Mint has gcc 4-8 - no idea
how Intel assumes otherwise..

gcc version 4.8.4 (Ubuntu 4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04)

> actual GCC version installed - which makes me wonder if your Intel
> install is correct?

Might not be, but the Intel installer does not recognize Linux Mint at
all - not even that it has an Ubuntu core below. I had to tweak the
environment variables similarly to an Intel 2013 we're using elsewhere..

I only can go step by step.

> However, I would anticipate other issues issue cropping up with such an
> antiquated compiler release (albeit an emulated one).

We have Intel 2016 but it seems to have gone off road..

> Please don't take this the wrong way...

No problem at all..

> but your developer would
> probably be the best person to build Boost - not least because setting
> the correct compiler options when building would be critical for him
> having a working install (gcc version emulation, C++11 vs C++03 etc).

Well.. it's my boss, too and he expects me to offload work for him.. he
also feels like he's a user and not the developer of the tools he uses..
he trys to enjoy boost without fully understanding the process in the


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