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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-12-28 21:14:38

Douglas Paul Gregor <gregod_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On Sun, 28 Dec 2003, Tom Weber wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I downloaded boost today so regard me as a newbie. Boost seems great, but the
>> documentation doesn't mention how I should install boost on my system (redhat
>> 9), and how to link against the built libraries. Sure I can include it in
>> every project (though it's huge!), and make the makefiles link into strange
>> locations such as
>> libs/test/build/bin/libboost_unit_test_framework.a/gcc/debug/runtime-link-static/threading-single/libboost_unit_test_framework.a
>> Is there an easier way?
> Most Boost libraries don't even require that you build anything
> explicitly; all code is in the headers.
>> Why aren't packages like boost-[devel-]VERSION.PLATFORM.rpm made?
> We don't have a maintainer interested in making these packages for each
> release. If such a maintainer materializes, we'd of course be glad to
> release RPMs as well.

Actually, Benjamin Kosnik, at RedHat, has been making Boost RPMs.
Here's what I found with Google:

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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