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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Installing Boost.MPI [bjam]
From: John Phillips (phillips_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-30 08:57:30

Raymond Wan wrote:
> Hi John,
> Raymond Wan wrote:
>> Hi John,
>> John Phillips wrote:
>>> Raymond Wan wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> I need some help with building Boost.MPI. My system is a Debian
>>>> testing
>>>> (lenny) system and I'm following the instructions at [lenny uses 1.35
>>>> and not 1.36]:
> ... [snip]
>> Or maybe I should just go with installing from source into a separate
>> directory. This latter option seems easiest right now, I guess...
> Just a quick follow-up to my situation. I went ahead and did this --
> downloaded the source and did a local installation. While compiling
> wasn't perfect -- the error I got was "failed updating 69 targets,
> skipped 18 targets" -- but 7857 targets percentage-wise,
> it's ok. :-) Most importantly, I did this to get Boost.MPI working.
> So, I tried the test program in the Boost.MPI tutorial and it worked fine.
> So, it seems [for me, anyway], this was a reasonable option compared to
> wrestling with the Debian package which I might go back to some day, but
> right now, I don't know enough to fix that.
> Big thank you for your help! Your message gave me the motivation to
> look into this alternative [of downloading from source and installing]...
> Ray


   Glad it worked out. It looks like Debian is currently not a good
choice. (I've never used it, so I didn't know this.) Happy coding.


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