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Old 07-12-2008, 05:36 PM   #1
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Problems in installing boost and quantlib

I have ubuntu installed in my Dell computer, and I want to install boost and quantlib in it. What I did was to create in my home directory a subdirectory called Boost and extracted the files I download from to there. Similar thing I did for quantlib. That is, I created a
directory (in my home directory) called Quantlib, downloaded the files from and
extracted them in my Quantlib directory. For both, Boost and Quantlib, I went to the subdirectory that had the Makefile file and typed ./configure and make. Things are not working.
For the Boost some problems were found (the final sentence was "Not all boost libraries built properly " and for Quantlib I get the error "boost development files not found".
I suspect that these problems are due to the fact that I extracted the files in subdirectories that I created not where they are supposed to be. HOWEVER, I DO NOT KNOW WHERE I AM TO SUPPOSE TO EXTRACT THOSE FILES. Help!!!!
Old 07-13-2008, 04:22 AM   #2
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Sorry, i have no quick solution for this. You could:
a) Try to get the binaries from your distribution.
b) exlude the failed libraries from your build like:
configure --disable-regex --disable-...

I tried it a while ago, i guess it was boost-1.35, and some parts just wouldn't compile. Can't remember why.
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/home/mariav/QuantLib is perfect, any name will do,
e.g. /home/mariav/tmp for building the most stuff.

""A quantitative finance C++ library for modeling, pricing, trading, and risk management in real-life. A cross-platform free/open-source tool for derivatives and financial engineering.""
(All files shown) :
""ObjectHandler-0.9.0, QuantLib-0.9.0, QuantLibAddin-0.9.0,
QuantLib docs 0.9.0, QuantLib extensions 0.9.0, QuantLibXL""
I usually build boost, installing ("libboost1-dev") with the
package manager will sometimes install unwanted packages.

* Assume boost in /usr/local. To circumvent bug (or may be
* ealier versions of boost were different) please do command :
* 'sudo ln -s /usr/local/include/boost-1_35/boost/ /usr/local/include/'
* (if your boost version is 1_35)

Then you will have /usr/local/include/boost and QuantLib will find
the devel files.
And QuantLib compiles with no problems (gcc 4.1.1)
except it takes a long time.

The issue ""For the Boost some problems were found (the final sentence
was "Not all boost libraries built properly")."" has no importance.

Old 07-14-2008, 09:20 AM   #4
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Thank you so much for responding!

I will try that. Thank you.


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