am trying to compile C++ in solaris without any code changes and getting an error

Posted on 2006-10-24
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i work with solaris 8 and am trying to compile an app without any code changes and am getting errors:
"/sbcimp/run/pkgs/PHI/v9.0.2/Library/include/date.h", line 5: Error: Could not open include file <string>.
"/sbcimp/run/pkgs/PHI/v9.0.2/Library/include/date.h", line 6: Error: Could not open include file <iostream>.
"/sbcimp/run/pkgs/PHI/v9.0.2/Library/include/date.h", line 7: Error: Could not open include file <sstream>.

i can see this date.h file and inside here is where the probs begin:
#include <string>
#include <iostream>
#include <sstream>

is there a standard lib for these? is there a difference between string and string.h etc?

Please help
Question by:pdadddino
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jkr earned 2000 total points
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Seems that the INCLUDE environment variable does not contain the correct path to the directories where your STL header files reside or your makefile has a faulty setting regarding that. Locate them on your disk (usually you will find them in '/usr/include' and correct that issue.

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i see in /usr/include/string.h

is there a diff between string.h and <string>
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Yes. 'string.h' is a C header file 'string' is the C++ header file for the STL (the one you need to use). If you cannot find it at all, chances are that STL is not installed on your machine.
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You might try running CC for the C++ compiler instead of cc for the C compiler (if you haven't already).
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>>>> Locate them on your disk

STL is C++ standard from 1998. Any C++ compiler after 1998 will install <string> header. As jkr told, you need to add the directory where it resides to the INCLUDE environment variable or add it to the make call by using the -I option.

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What compiler are you using?  What is the command line you use to compile?

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