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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Installing 1.56 on Fedora 20
From: Neal Becker (ndbecker2_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-08-18 09:14:59

Lars Viklund wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 06:31:20PM +0100, Robert Jones wrote:
>> It's been a while since I've installed Boost. Running this command on a
>> completely vanilla Fedora 20
>> b2 --prefix=~/local/boost-1.56.0 --layout=tagged link=shared
>> threading=multi,single install
>> Finally says...
>> ...failed updating 58 targets...
>> ...skipped 12 targets...
>> ...updated 12214 targets...
>> Is this normal?
> The common reason for such failures is that you don't have the optional
> headers/libraries for Boost.Iostreams bzip2/zlib devices, Boost.Python's
> dependencies on Python headers/libraries, and ICU for whichever library
> has an optional dependency on it (Locale? Filesystem?).
> It's perfectly normal.

The best way to discover these things is download the src package to see how the
standard fedora package is built.

yumdownloader --source xxxxx

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