[pkg-boost-devel] Bug#463288: boost: non-standard gcc/g++ used for build (g++-4.2)

Steve M. Robbins steve at sumost.ca
Sun Mar 23 07:08:06 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jan 30, 2008 at 09:12:28PM +0100, Matthias Klose wrote:

> This package builds with a non standard compiler version; please check
> if this package can be built with the default version of gcc/g++.
> Please keep this report open until the package uses the default
> compiler version for the package build.

Boost famously encodes the toolset name (including GCC version number)
into the library names.  We currently build-depend on a specific GCC
because we need to know these library names, e.g. for creating
backwards compatilibity symlinks.

This can be fixed once we get rid of the toolset name encoding in the
library names, which is on my TODO list.  

Boost 1.35 is at release candidate stage, however, and it is
convenient to wait for it since at that point we have a new SONAME
anyway and can do away with all the symlinks with gcc version numbers.

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