[Ubuntu]: configure: Torque needs Boost, but it was not found on your system

I encountered the below error message saying Boost needs to be installed during Torque PBS installation on Ubuntu 18.04 server. This is the error snippet when running ./configure command.

checking whether boost is installed... configure: error: Torque needs Boost, but it was not found on your system

Solution:

To solve the above issue,

Step 1: You need to install libboost-all-dev by entering the following commands in the terminal:

#sudo apt-get install libboost-all-dev

Step 2: Run configure with --with-boost-path option as shown below:

./configure --prefix=/usr/local/torque --with-boost-path=/usr/include/boost

How to find the Boost-Path

After installing libboost-all-dev, to find the path of boost installation, follow the below command:

#sudo whereis boost
boost: /usr/include/boost

Also you can find the boost library files in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu directory.

Happy Installation!

Updated on January 6, 2021

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