Date: 2008-04-01 14:46:39
On Mon, 31 Mar 2008, Phil Endecott wrote:
> Things are less serious for programs that depend only on header-only
> libraries, since they will only stop compiling rather than stop running
> when you upgrade the libraries under their feet.
> You then have to determine how to name the different Boost versions'
> header directories and library files. And then how to tell the
> applications' build systems what names you have chosen. I like
> pkg-config for this, and did mention it on this list once but without
> any apparent interest.
By default, boost will install headers to version-dependent directories.
Autoconf with boost.m4 (http://repo.or.cz/w/boost.m4.git/) provides a fair
deal of flexibility in detecting what versions are installed where (on
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