Re: [Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #3580: Boost.MultiIndex depends on Boost.Serialization

Subject: Re: [Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #3580: Boost.MultiIndex depends on Boost.Serialization
From: Boost C++ Libraries (noreply_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-02 19:52:59

#3580: Boost.MultiIndex depends on Boost.Serialization
  Reporter: Leandro Lucarella <llucax@…> | Owner: joaquin
      Type: Bugs | Status: closed
 Milestone: Boost 1.41.0 | Component: multi_index
   Version: Boost 1.40.0 | Severity: Problem
Resolution: wontfix | Keywords:

Comment(by Leandro Lucarella <llucax@…>):

 Replying to [comment:1 joaquin]:
> I'm not keen to change this as suggested because it'll break
> backwards compatibility.

 I understand. I think hidden dependencies are bad though, so changing this
 can be good in the long term, even when a little break in backwards
 compatibility is introduced. But I can understand your point.

> If this is useful to you, you can
> disable dependencies from Boost.Serialization by globally

 OK, I think I can live with that.

> Seemingly this Debian problem is already reported and fixed
> according to

 Thanks, I missed that. Looking at the Debian changelog for the package I
 found that was "reverted" (the dependency was moved from "Depends" to
 "Recommends") to avoid a circular dependency problem. So the problem is
 still there unless you install recommended packages by default.

> Maybe you're not using the latest Debian packages?

 Yes, I am. But as I said before, I think it will be nice to get this fixed
 in Boost instead. It's really weird to see Serialization stuff included
 when you don't use it.

> Closing this, if you feel otherwise please reopen.

 I think I can live with the workarround. Thanks for your time.

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