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From: Stefan Seefeld (seefeld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-01-02 09:46:56

Thomas Porschberg wrote:
> Hi,
> I updated the macro. If a path to --with-boost is given I assume
> there is a installed boost version.
> E.g. --with-boost=/usr/local means I can find
> include files under /usr/local/include/boost-*
> and the libs in /usr/local/lib.
> If multiple boost-installations are found I take the newest one.
> If no path was specified I look in /usr /usr/local and /opt
> and assume an installed boost library (and no staged one).
> As a last resort I evaluate $BOOST_ROOT.
> Any further thoughts ?

I typically compile and install boost with the --layout=system
option, which produces the same directory layout I get with the boost
rpms. I think AX_PATH_BOOST should recognize that, too.
(Headers are in <prefix>/include/boost, not <prefix>/include/boost-<version>,
  and libraries don't contain a version tag in their name.)


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