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oneTBB on Ubuntu Linux 20.04 - Error std::execution::par


I am having trouble properly using oneTBB on my Ubuntu 20.04. The problem occurs when I want to use std::execution::par with std::for_each for both using CLI g++ and cmake. I have gcc 9.4.0.

This is the procedure I follow:

1. I have installed oneTBB using the Intel GUI from Intels web page (here).

2. I have set the environment using "source" in /tbb/latest/env (explained here ).

3. I have a sample code:


// test.cpp

#include <iostream>
#include <vector>
#include <algorithm>
#include <execution>

int main(){
    std::vector<int> vec = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 20, 4 };

    std::sort(std::execution::seq, vec.begin(), vec.end()); // sequential
    std::sort(std::execution::par, vec.begin(), vec.end()); // parallel

    return 0;


 4. I tried the following command :

g++ -std=c++17 -o test test.cpp -ltbb

this does not work and give many errors.

5. I try the command line as explained here:

g++ -o test test.cpp $(pkg-config --libs --cflags tbb)

it gives the following error:

error: ‘std::execution’ has not been declared

pointing to the line std::sort lines.

6. I tried the following (based on here) cmake file with no luck:


cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 3.22)
list(APPEND CMAKE_MODULE_PATH "/home/username/oneapi/tbb/latest/lib/cmake/tbb")
#set(CMAKE_MODULE_PATH "/home/username/oneapi/tbb/latest/lib/cmake/tbb") #this did not work either
add_executable(test test.cpp)
find_package(TBB REQUIRED)
target_link_libraries(${PROJECT_NAME} tbb)


 7. Interestingly, the examples given here are all working. I can build and run them all (except the MKL examples). None of these examples have #include <execution> and std::execution::par in them tough, as far as I can see.

In one of the oneTBB examples (e.g. fibonacci), if I only include <execution> to the example source code, it does not give error with the 5th and 6th option above. But when I want to use std::execution::par in the code, it does not compile. So examples are not working when std::execution::par comes into play.

8. Older version of TBB that can be installed using apt, does not give this error.

Any help is appreciated.

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