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I am in the process of running some tests on a cluster which has CENTOS 5 x86_64 kernel 2.6.18. I need to install a software there which needs boost>=1.42. I have looked around but cant seem to find the solution. I tried installing via YUM but it only lists boost.x86_64. Can anyone please help me in this? thanks.

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is it Rocks Cluster ??? Rocks doesn't include the default repository of CentOS by default.. Just refer to Massimo's answer below... – amyassin Feb 12 '12 at 14:09

What's your problem exactly? The package is there, waiting to be installed. Just do a yum install boost.


If the version number is your problem, then you can try looking around for another repository which has a more recent package version, or just download the source and use that.

See this question on StackOverflow:

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I mentioned boost>=1.42 . Current repositories have boost1.33. – Abdullah Feb 12 '12 at 6:26
Then please mention it in your question, otherwise it's not clear what you are trying to solve. – Massimo Feb 12 '12 at 13:12

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