[graph-tool] graph-tool on CentOS?

Tiago de Paula Peixoto tiago at skewed.de
Thu Feb 8 12:53:58 CET 2018


On 26.01.2018 15:36, P-M wrote:
> Dear all,
> 
> I know there has been some discussion on the mailing list from a few years
> ago of getting graph-tool to run on CentOS which, based on a quick read,
> seems to have concluded that it was difficult. I was wondering if people had
> any experiences with the current state of play on that front. Has the
> situation changed? Can I, in people's opinion, be confident that I can get
> the latest version of graph-tool to run on CentOS without having to spend
> large amounts of time trying to get it to work each time I need to update
> the version?
> 
> For context: I am having to rebuild my Ubuntu machine and it was suggested I
> should look into moving to CentOS instead. I am unfamiliar with CentOS but
> if graph-tool will be difficult to get to run on CentOS then that would be a
> good reason for me not to move to CentOS. (Obviously there may be other
> reasons for moving to CentOS but those are not my primary concern here.)
> 
> Thank you for any opinions on this topic in advance!
> 

AFAIK CentOS only ships with GCC 4.8, which is too old to compile
graph-tool, and is the main bottle neck. On top of this there is the version
of Boost, which I also think is too old there. In short, CentOS decides to
stay 7 years behind everything else, and is difficult to maintain this kind
of backward compatibility, given the recent speed with which C++ has been
evolving (C++11, C++14, etc).


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Tiago de Paula Peixoto <tiago at skewed.de>



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