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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost CMake support - Request for Comment
From: Raffi Enficiaud (raffi.enficiaud_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-10-11 18:19:46

On 10.10.18 22:25, Roger Leigh via Boost wrote:
> On 10/10/2018 16:02, Robert Ramey via Boost wrote:
>> On 10/10/18 1:24 AM, Roger Leigh via Boost wrote:
>>> I think it's primarily useful for packaging standalone applications
>>> where there are no complex library dependencies.  Certainly for
>>> Windows and MacOS X it makes sense.  For packaging a set of libraries
>>> like Boost, I don't think it's as useful;
>>> we already have good Boost packaging anyway, so I'd suggest ignoring
>>> it at least for now.
>> Hmmm - what is "Boost packaging" refering to?
> I was referring to the existing packaging for the various Linux
> distributions, BSD ports, MacOS MacPorts/homebrew, vcpkg etc.  I simply
> meant that the problem is already taken care of by others for the most
> part, and that CPack doesn't bring much (if any) added value on top of
> that.

I believe it would be interesting to distribute boost via Launchpad/PPA
for Ubuntu. CPack can generate debian packages for that. An example that
(used to) work with multiple packages:


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