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Using boost 1.35.0, GCC 4.2.3 on Ubuntu 8.04.1, I get the following compile errors for compiling the example program from the library documentation: http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/1_36_0/libs/serialization/example/demo.cpp
/usr/include/boost/serialization/utility.hpp|48|error: expected template-name before ‘<’ token|
/usr/include/boost/serialization/utility.hpp|48|error: expected `{' before ‘<’ token|
/usr/include/boost/serialization/utility.hpp|48|error: expected unqualified-id before ‘<’ token|
/usr/include/boost/archive/detail/oserializer.hpp||In member function ‘virtual bool boost::archive::detail::oserializer<Archive, T>::tracking(unsigned int) const’:|
/usr/include/boost/archive/detail/oserializer.hpp|121|error: ‘track_selectivly’ is not a member of ‘boost::serialization’|
/usr/include/boost/archive/detail/iserializer.hpp||In member function ‘virtual bool boost::archive::detail::iserializer<Archive, T>::tracking(unsigned int) const’:|
/usr/include/boost/archive/detail/iserializer.hpp|130|error: ‘track_selectivly’ is not a member of ‘boost::serialization’|



From /usr/include/boost/serialization/utility.hpp:
template <class T, class U>
struct is_bitwise_serializable<std::pair<T,U> >
 : public mpl::and_<is_bitwise_serializable<T>,is_bitwise_serializable<U> > //line 48
{
};



From /usr/include/boost/archive/detail/oserializer.hpp:
    virtual bool tracking(const unsigned int /* flags */) const {
//        if(0 != (flags &  no_tracking))
//            return false;
        return boost::serialization::tracking_level<T>::value == boost::serialization::track_always
            || boost::serialization::tracking_level<T>::value == boost::serialization::track_selectivly //line 121
            && serialized_as_pointer();
    }



From /usr/include/boost/archive/detail/iserializer.hpp:
    virtual bool tracking(const unsigned int /* flags */) const {
//        if(0 != (flags & no_tracking))
//            return false;
        return boost::serialization::tracking_level<T>::value 
                == boost::serialization::track_always
            || boost::serialization::tracking_level<T>::value 
                == boost::serialization::track_selectivly //line 130
            && serialized_as_pointer();
    }



What could be causing the problem? The word "selectivly" in iserializer/oserializer looks like a typo... Is there a dependency missing that utility.hpp needs...?

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Found a similar issue through the Google.

Essentially it says that the header file containing mpl::and_ is not being included and thus the error. This is what the start of the v1.36 utility.hpp should look like.


#ifndef BOOST_SERIALIZATION_UTILITY_HPP
#define BOOST_SERIALIZATION_UTILITY_HPP

// MS compatible compilers support #pragma once
#if defined(_MSC_VER) && (_MSC_VER >= 1020)
# pragma once
#endif

/////////1/////////2/////////3/////////4/////////5/////////6/////////7/////////8
// serialization/utility.hpp:
// serialization for stl utility templates

// (C) Copyright 2002 Robert Ramey - http://www.rrsd.com .
// Use, modification and distribution is subject to the Boost Software
// License, Version 1.0. (See accompanying file LICENSE_1_0.txt or copy at
// http://www.boost.org/LICENSE_1_0.txt)

// See http://www.boost.org for updates, documentation, and revision history.

#include <utility>
#include <boost/config.hpp>

#include <boost/type_traits/remove_const.hpp>
#include <boost/serialization/nvp.hpp>
#include <boost/serialization/is_bitwise_serializable.hpp>
#include <boost/mpl/and.hpp>

namespace boost {
namespace serialization {



The header file #include <boost/mpl/and.hpp> is where the issue is coming from.

So either just add the include to the header file or just go ahead and upgrade to the latest release of boost.

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EDIT: I upgraded to 1.36.0. Now I get a whole bunch of linker errors instead, I suppose that means boost::serialization is among the non-header only parts of boost and requires building...

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Those aren't compiler errors; they are linking errors. It seems like you haven't built and linked the boost::serialization library. Build the library (probably by using bjam) and then add it to your linker inputs.

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