Snag in compiling/building an app

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by brent1a, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2005
    I'm attempting to compile and build an app that requires Boost. I've got Boost installed OK but after it verifies my Boost install I get this:

    checking for boostlib >= 1.20.0... yes
    checking whether the Boost::Regex library is available... yes
    configure: error: Could not link against the Boost regex library !

    I know I need to "link against the Boost regex library" and I've been trying all sorts of versions of "sudo ./configure --with-boost-libdir=/usr/local/lib/" but none of them are working.

    Am I missing something?

  2. macrumors 6502


    Oct 22, 2007
    This looks eerily similar to the error I got when I tried to compile the povray 3.7 beta. I have deleted the source since then, but there was a configure flag "--with-booth-lib=" or similar, which I set to "boost_thread-mt". After that, ./configure and make finished fine; but I got a segfault as soon as the program was running.

    Check your configure file if there is a similar option, maybe you have better luck.

    Oh, and if you were trying to compile povray as well, I have an interesting link for you.

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