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From: Phil Endecott (spam_from_boost_dev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-03-23 15:51:28

Beman Dawes wrote:
> I should have asked not just for trouble reports, but success reports too.

I have successfully built rc2 on my Debian Linux box with gcc 4.1.3 -
though I have probably not exercised it enough to detect any problems.

A few notes, which are not things that need to be fixed for the release:

- The top-level directory after untaring was called
boost-posix-2008-03-21; I was expecting something more like
boost-1.35.0-rc2; is this going to change for the final version?

- It's nice that the build process uses "./configure; make; make
install" but it would be even nicer if there was a file called INSTALL
that explained, in a couple of lines, that that was the way to build
it. This would make it even more like other open-source packages.

- It looks as if configure checks for some dependencies (ICU?), but it
didn't check whether I had the necessary python or bzip2 headers
installed; it would be great if it could do this automatically.

Regards, Phil.

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