[pkg-boost-devel] Bug#428419: Bug#428419: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lboost_filesystem

Domenico Andreoli cavok at debian.org
Thu Jul 12 22:13:32 UTC 2007

On Mon, Jun 11, 2007 at 11:42:55AM -0400, Martin Stolle wrote:
> Hello,

Hi Martin,

> it seems like recently, the non -st, -mt links were removed.  This
> breaks backwards compatibility with previous versions of the boost
> packages and also compatibility with other commonly used versions of the
> boost library.  I am working on a software project across Debian and
> RedHat machines.  On the RedHat machines, as was previously the case on
> the Debian machines, -lboost_filesystem would work just fine.  Now, I
> can't compile the software on the Debian machine any more.  Adjusting
> the build files for the Debian machines will break them for the RedHat
> machines, since there are no -st or -mt versions available.  Now I could
> manually add symlinks in my /usr/lib directory, but that'd be quite
> gross and judging from related bugreports ( #425992, #424038 ), maybe it
> would be wise to keep the boost packages working for everyone...

I will try to show you something...

On your RedHat system, which library is /usr/lib/boost_filesystem.so
pointing to?

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