Minimum requirements for gcc in order to compile c-ares?

Brad House brad at
Tue Jan 10 23:15:17 CET 2023

On 1/10/23 4:46 PM, Mun Johl via c-ares wrote:
> Hello,
> I’m trying to compile c-ares on a RHEL7 server with gcc/g++ v4.8.5 .  
> My compilation is failing with many errors, the first of which is as 
> follows:
> In file included from ares-test.h:12:0,
>                  from
> ./gmock-1.11.0/gtest/gtest.h: In static member function 'static 
> constexpr bool testing::internal::MatcherBase<T>::IsInlined()':
> ./gmock-1.11.0/gtest/gtest.h:6495:12: error: 
> 'is_trivially_copy_constructible' is not a member of 'std'
> Based on a Google search, I infer that my gcc version is too old.  
> What are the minimum requirements to compile c-ares?

You just need to disable the test cases.  The test cases require a C++11 
or higher compiler.  c-ares itself will build fine with any c89 compiler.

If you're using the autotools configure script, just pass 
--disable-tests  if you're using CMake, you would pass 

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