How to build FIx8 from Fix8.org for your C++ FIX for HFT with Oracle Berkley DB, TBB, and Poco

(Last Updated On: November 23, 2012)

How to build FIx8 from Fix8.org for your C++ FIX for HFT with Oracle Berkley DB,  TBB, and Poco

You need to run ./bootstrap first, then run ./configure

Before that, ensure to install TBB, Poco.  and Berkeley DB libraries which are dependencies.

apt-get install libtbb-dev

apt-get install poco*

sudo apt-get install libdb4.6-dev


Helpful links:



Berkeley DB:


During the make, you may get errors of:

cc1plus: error: unrecognized command line option “-fvar-tracking-assignments-toggle”, I just made the libmyfix-flag … = to null in all test/Makefiles* and any references to it in the Makefile, Makefile.am, and Makefile.in

This builds but now I need to figure out how to to run this thing!

For CENTOS users:

fix server location


compat-db-4.6.21-15.el6.i686     The Berkeley DB database compatibility library
The Berkeley DB database library (version 4) for C     CentOS 6.3 for i386
db4-cxx-4.7.25-17.el6.i686     The Berkeley DB database library (version 4) for C++
db4-devel-static-4.7.25-17.el6.i686     Berkeley DB (version 4) static libraries

For CentOS to install BDB, do:
yum install db4-devel-4.7.25-17.el6.i686

TBB library package needs to be installed:




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