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Old 07-09-2008, 11:26 AM   #1
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Error while compiling TrueCrypt on CentOS: error: Can't use --enable-std_string...

So, I am trying to install TrueCrypt on my CentOS 5.1 64 bit box. I believe I have all the requirements listed in the Readme.txt:

"Requirements for Building TrueCrypt for Linux and Mac OS X:

- GNU Make
- GNU C++ Compiler 4.0 or compatible
- Apple XCode (Mac OS X only)
- pkg-config
- wxWidgets 2.8 library source code (available at
- FUSE library (available at and"

I get the following error:

[root@aria truecrypt-6.0a-source]# make WX_ROOT=/home/mythtv/wxGTK-2.8.8 wxbuild
Configuring wxWidgets library...
configure: error: Can't use --enable-std_string without std::wstring or std::bas
make: *** [wxbuild] Error 1
Any idea how I proceed?

Old 07-24-2008, 03:17 PM   #2
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I saw your same post on the Truecrypt forum. Here is what someone responded in case you missed it on the Truecrypt forum:
For whatever reason, I didn't have libstd installed...

I eventually got TrueCrypt installed on CentOS 64-bit... although I had yum install a lot of dependencies. I had to run: pkg-config gtk+-2.0 --libs and check what was missing then install via yum and repeat.

I eventually got everything, and now it works!! Much easier to install on 32 bit CentOS (didn't have all the dependency issues).

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