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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-15 11:54:26

Stefan Seefeld <seefeld_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Vladimir Prus wrote:
>>>Again, I'm thinking of platforms such as Fedora or Debian, which both have
>>>their own package management tools. If I want to develop software that
>>>is to use boost rpm or deb packages, I'd much appreciate some
>>>standardization of how to query the boost package(s) about required flags.
>>>If this isn't done as part of the boost project itself, packagers will do
>>>it, but probably not in a consistent way.
>> If this is done by Boost.Build, it's required the all packages use
>> Boost.Build too. If they build boost in some other way, then there's
>> nothing we can do.
> Indeed. The point is really to make it *possible* for them to do it
> without boost developers having to care.

I don't understand. What is "it" and what does it mean to "care" in
this case?

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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