# Install Boost 1.55.0 version on CentOS

Issue the following commands in the shell (don’t type \$; that represents the shell’s prompt):

```\$ cd path/to/boost_1_55_0
\$ ./bootstrap.sh --help```

Select your configuration options and invoke ./bootstrap.sh again without the --help option. Unless you have write permission in your system’s /usr/local/ directory, you’ll probably want to at least use

`\$ ./bootstrap.sh --prefix=path/to/installation/prefix`

to install somewhere else. Also, consider using the --show-libraries and --with-libraries=library-name-list options to limit the long wait you’ll experience if you build everything. Finally,

`\$ ./b2 install`

will leave Boost binaries in the lib/ subdirectory of your installation prefix. You will also find a copy of the Boost headers in the include/ subdirectory of the installation prefix, so you can henceforth use that directory as an #include path in place of the Boost root directory.

My complete commands:

``````wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/boost/files/boost/1.55.0/boost_1_55_0.tar.gz/download
tar -xvzf boost_1_55_0.tar.gz
cd boost_1_55_0/