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From: Steve M. Robbins (steven.robbins_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-05-05 17:45:19

On Sat, May 04, 2002 at 09:58:35AM -0500, David Abrahams wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Robert Collins" <robert.collins_at_[hidden]>

> > * Nobody has decided what an appropriate unix-style
> > installation for boost would look like (where the headers
> > live, how the libs should be named and versioned, what
> > symlinks to make, etc.). We need guidance on this. Normally
> > we tell people to download the boost tree, put the root in
> > their #include path, build the libraries, manually collect
> > them and put them wherever they want. There has been
> > increasing dissatisfaction with this approach.
> <<Right. Uhmm, I think that debian makes the boost libraries available,
> chances are that the packager there has found a good solution, or the
> package would have failed there package linter.

The Debian packages are installed into /usr/include and /usr/lib just
as any other library. I posted the general outline in this thread on
the boost list a couple of days ago.

I don't believe that deciding where to install things is the hard
part, as there is ample precedent for it. I expect that the hold up
is that someone has to sit down and implement it all in jam. For
Debian, I didn't bother with jam; I just use a custom script that
copies things into the right place when building the package.

 [Current Debian packager of Boost]

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