To install header only distribution on debian based systems:
    sudo dpkg -i h5cpp-dev_1.10.4.1_amd64.deb   

'h5cpp-dev' packages contain the header only distribution, either you include the <h5cpp/??> components
from system location '/usr/include' or as with header only libraries copy and distribute it with your system. 
See /usr/share/h5cpp/examples directory for various cmake driven examples. Components such as h5cpp binary, 
linear algebra systems: eigen3,armadillo,dlib,.. are detected and if found compiled:
cp -R /usr/share/h5cpp/examples /tmp/examples && cmake ./ && make

'h5cpp' packages are for the LLVM based source code transformation tool, to automatically generate HDF5(tm)
compound datatype descriptors which are required to serialize binary memory regions to binary file layout. This
component is not required for linear algebra systems since the header version has built in support for 
eigen3,armadillo,blitz,dlib,itpp, ...

    sudo dpkg -i h5cpp_1.10.4.1_amd64.deb

If your project persists POD struct you may benefit from h5cpp LLVM based source code transformation tool, which gets
installed in '/usr/bin' by default. The tool scans the specified translation unit, a single valid/complete cpp file and
generates the necessary HDF5 compound data type descriptors for all variables referenced by h5cpp operators.

See '/usr/share/h5cpp/examples/' directory for use cases

RPM packages are equivalent of the above. In addition to package installers a general h5cpp-full_1.10.4.1.tar.gz provided:
tar -xvzf hdf5-1.10.4.tar.gz
    the binary component has been compiled on ubuntu 18.04LTS with the following version of libc:
    ldd (Ubuntu GLIBC 2.27-3ubuntu1) 2.27

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