[pkg-boost-devel] Bug#429533: Bug#429533: Bug#429533: dev package changes and its severity

Roger Leigh rleigh at whinlatter.ukfsn.org
Sat Jul 21 15:38:37 UTC 2007

On Wed, Jun 27, 2007 at 05:30:21AM +0900, Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> Hi,
> > > Please elaborate 'right library name'
> > 
> > Boost library naming is described in the documentation [0].
> > 
> > [0] http://www.boost.org/more/getting_started/unix-variants.html#library-naming
> Which does not mean it is correct for libboost-*-dev to silently
> change its interface (.so library naming).
> This description sounds more relevant for cross-platform development
> and other things, but isn't it possible to provide a saner default for
> gcc/libc system.s
> Why not just provide -pthread version (-mt) per default and provide
> -st version for people who really care?

I have brought this up with upstream.  Please see the thread here:


and the bug report here:


Apparently, the library naming scheme on Linux should be
layout=system, which uses the simple and expected naming
scheme.  I haven't yet seen this documented, however.  This
solves GNU/Linux software library naming for linking, but
does not fix it for true cross-platform use.  The above
thread and bug report propose a solution for that as well.


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