Boost provides free peer-reviewed portable C++ source libraries.
We emphasize libraries that work well with the C++ Standard Library. Boost libraries are intended to be widely useful, and usable across a broad spectrum of applications. The Boost license encourages both commercial and non-commercial use.
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Building Instructions

  • obtain the latest version via svn export boost
  • cd boost && sh --prefix=/@unixroot/usr
  • for full installation do b2 install link=static
  • if you only want to build certain libraries without installation for use with a certain application (you are trying to port), use
    b2 link=static --with-library_name, where library_name is the library to build
  • a list of all libraries that could be built may be obtained via b2 --show-libraries
  • as a requirement for boost_threads you need:
    • pthread from 27.03.2015 or better (yum install pthread/yum update pthread)


  • version 1.40.0 added at 30.11.2009
  • version 1.57.0 added at 26.03.2015

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