[pkg-boost-devel] Source of 1.3.37 while it is still in NEW ?

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Mon Dec 8 23:59:58 UTC 2008

On 6 December 2008 at 21:12, Steve M. Robbins wrote:
| > Can I get your packages sources from somewhere so that I could build a local
| > package set on Ubuntu at work as I've done in the past?
| Certainly: it's all available from svn.debian.org/svn/pkg-boost/boost/trunk
| (c.f. http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/pkg-boost/boost/trunk/)

Sweet, thanks.
| [Incidentally, I notice that we don't advertise that fact in the
| control file; I'll add it with the next upload.]
| > Or will that get me into trouble as I'd need a proper transition of
| > all boost-using packages?
| I'm not sure what question you are asking.  
| You needn't be worried that the Boost 1.37 shared libraries will cause
| problems with existing compiled code, as they have a different

Right. Works great.
| If you are *building* boost-using code, then you will find the
| boost*1.37-dev packages conflict with earlier -dev packages so you
| will be building all your code with the new boost; this may indeed get
| you into trouble.  And it goes without saying that uploading any such
| package to Debian will get you into trouble because 1.37 is not yet in
| "sid" ...

No, I didn't make myself clear. Just for local use, no upload.  

Thanks, Dirk

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