[pkg-boost-devel] Bug#541133: Bug#541133: libboost-filesystem1.39-dev: cannot find -lboost_filesystem-mt

Olaf van der Spek olafvdspek at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 08:22:36 UTC 2009

On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 5:57 AM, Steve M. Robbins<steve at sumost.ca> wrote:
> Arguably, yes.  I can understand that it is a nuisance to have
> software suddenly stop compiling.
> On the other hand, if Debian continued to support these variant names,
> we'd be out-of-step with other linux distributions and we might have
> people developing under Debian complaining that other distributions
> can't compile their code.  We've been in that situation before and
> it turned out to be a headache for us (the Boost maintainers).
> So I'd rather not create symlinks.

Does stable have the variants without suffix? If not, different libs
are needed in stable and testing which I think isn't acceptable.
Stuff should first be deprecated in a release, then it can be removed
in the next one.


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