From: Steve M. Robbins (steve_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-04-23 21:38:44
On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 08:58:42AM +0400, Vladimir Prus wrote:
> On Tuesday 22 April 2008 12:02:40 Steve M. Robbins wrote:
> Is it technically possible to have two different versions of Boost package
> and have some way to select either of those during compilation. Maybe, having
> as symlinks?
Sure. That's what we have today, except that the link libraries are
named libfoo-1_34_1.so and libfoo-1_35.so.
> I'm basically looking into some way to still make upgrade
> from 1.35.0 to 1.35.1 to not require rebuilding applications
Do you mean that application A, compiled against 1.35.0, should use
1.35.1 without recompiling? I think that's a dangerous game given
that Boost makes no claim about ABI compatibility.
> > OK. As soon as Boost stops providing two variants based on threading,
> > we'll stop building them for Debian. ;-)
> Boost builds a single variant by default right now.
True, and that has caused some consternation amongst the masses.
> It's Debian that forces several variants to be created ;-)
Touché! Maybe we should build only the multithreaded variants
and see if we get any complaints ...
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