[pkg-boost-devel] Bug#429533: alternative ?

Raphael Plasson rplasson at univ-montp2.fr
Thu Jul 12 08:48:13 UTC 2007

Shouldn't this be typically the case where alternatives can be used, 
with the "/usr/lib/libboost_***.so" being links pointing on 
"/etc/alternatives/libboost_***.so", these links pointing either on 
"/usr/lib/libboost_***-mt.so" or "/usr/lib/libboost_***-st.so". This 
should point on the -st files by default (the safer bet, I understood ?) 
so that code linked to the non -mt nor -st files still compile.
In this condition, the default behaviour can be tunable by 
update-alternative, while keeping the possibility to explicitly link 
your code on either the -mt or -st files.


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