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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-03-24 08:52:31

Phil Endecott wrote:
> 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?

Yep. I picked that up too on a Windows install. I've added it to the
issues list and will fix for RC3, which I hope is the final RC.

> - 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.

Would you like to volunteer to draft INSTALL? It should have two
sections, one for POSIX-like systems, and one for Windows, and should
also include a pointer to the full install docs. (Added to issues list,
but not considered a showstopper.)

> - 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.

Doug, is this something you could look at? (Added to issues list, but
not considered a showstopper.)

Thanks for the report, Phil!


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