[graph-tool] graph-tool on CentOS?

Joseph M Redfern RedfernJM at cardiff.ac.uk
Thu Feb 8 13:44:03 CET 2018


FYI, Frank's guide can be found here:
https://lists.skewed.de/pipermail/graph-tool/2016-July/002490.html.

Thanks,
Joe

On 8 February 2018 at 12:28, Frank Takes <ftakes at liacs.nl> wrote:

> I wrote a short tutorial about installing Graph-Tool on CentOS this a
> while ago.
> It should be findable in this mailinglist.
> For example, to overcome the problem of the old GCC version, you should
> yum install the devtoolset-4, which provides newer versions of a number of
> important binaries.
>
> Good luck!
>
> Best regards,
>
>
> Frank
>
> 2018-02-08 12:53 GMT+01:00 Tiago de Paula Peixoto <tiago at skewed.de>:
>
>> 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).
>>
>>
>> --
>> Tiago de Paula Peixoto <tiago at skewed.de>
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