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From: Stephen W. Carson (StephenC_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-12-20 09:29:45

Douglas Gregor wrote:

> We need to avoid statvfs.h for some Mac OS X versions anyway, because
> it isn't available on Panther (10.3.x). Granted, I don't know of any
> other way to get this information.

I'm not sure that is quite right. I believe sys/statvfs.h is part of the
gcc 4/Tiger dev tools install. But that doesn't necessarily mean that a
boost built with gcc 4 would not run on pre-Tiger Mac OS X. I would
assume, in fact, that it would run. Building would be the only issue.
That does require Xcode Tools 2+ which, in turn, require Tiger. Xcode
Tools v2 are free but Tiger is not.

So, it looks like requiring sys/statvfs.h means pushing boost minimum
requirements up to Mac OS X 10.4.x. Unless we can roll our own version
of statvfs.h?

Stephen W. Carson, Software Engineer
DirXion Software in St. Louis, MO
(636) 717-2367
"Premature optimization is the root of all evil." -Donald Knuth 

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