Cmdstan 2.24.1 Compile Error

I installed cmdstan-2.24.1 on our cluster and it issues a number of compilation errors on the bernoulli example. The first ~30 lines of output are shown below. The example runs fine with cmdstan-2.18 on the same cluster. Any ideas on what is causing the problem and how to fix it? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

[labone@login001 cmdstan-home]$ make examples/bernoulli/bernoulli

--- Compiling the main object file. This might take up to a minute. ---
g++ -std=c++1y -pthread -D_REENTRANT -Wno-sign-compare -Wno-ignored-attributes      -I stan/lib/stan_math/lib/tbb_2019_U8/include -O3 -I src -I stan/src -I lib/rapidjson_1.1.0/ -I stan/lib/stan_math/ -I stan/lib/stan_math/lib/eigen_3.3.7 -I stan/lib/stan_math/lib/boost_1.72.0 -I stan/lib/stan_math/lib/sundials_5.2.0/include    -DBOOST_DISABLE_ASSERTS      -c -o src/cmdstan/main.o src/cmdstan/main.cpp
In file included from stan/lib/stan_math/stan/math/prim/meta.hpp:168:0,
                 from stan/lib/stan_math/stan/math/prim/err/invalid_argument.hpp:4,
                 from stan/lib/stan_math/stan/math/prim/core/init_threadpool_tbb.hpp:4,
                 from src/cmdstan/write_parallel_info.hpp:5,
                 from src/cmdstan/command.hpp:13,
                 from src/cmdstan/main.cpp:1:
stan/lib/stan_math/stan/math/prim/meta/ad_promotable.hpp:21:31: error: ‘decay_t’ is not a member of ‘std’
           std::is_convertible<std::decay_t<From>, std::decay_t<To>>::value> {};
stan/lib/stan_math/stan/math/prim/meta/ad_promotable.hpp:21:31: error: ‘decay_t’ is not a member of ‘std’
stan/lib/stan_math/stan/math/prim/meta/ad_promotable.hpp:21:48: error: wrong number of template arguments (1, should be 2)
           std::is_convertible<std::decay_t<From>, std::decay_t<To>>::value> {};
In file included from /usr/include/c++/4.8.2/bits/stl_iterator_base_types.h:67:0,
                 from /usr/include/c++/4.8.2/iterator:61,
                 from stan/lib/stan_math/lib/boost_1.72.0/boost/iterator/iterator_traits.hpp:10,
                 from stan/lib/stan_math/lib/boost_1.72.0/boost/range/iterator_range_core.hpp:26,
                 from stan/lib/stan_math/lib/boost_1.72.0/boost/lexical_cast.hpp:30,
                 from stan/src/stan/callbacks/writer.hpp:4,
                 from src/cmdstan/arguments/argument.hpp:4,
                 from src/cmdstan/arguments/categorical_argument.hpp:4,
                 from src/cmdstan/arguments/arg_data.hpp:4,
                 from src/cmdstan/command.hpp:4,
                 from src/cmdstan/main.cpp:1:
/usr/include/c++/4.8.2/type_traits:1317:12: error: provided for ‘template<class _From, class _To> struct std::is_convertible’
     struct is_convertible

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Hi Thomas,

This looks an issue with an out-of-date compiler, since Stan now requires a c++14-compatible toolchain.

What g++/clang++ version are you using on the cluster?


gcc --version gives me 4.8.5


Hi, the minimum required version as of 2.19 or 2.20 is g++ 4.9.3. You will need to upgrade g++ on the cluster or request the administrators to do it.