[pkg-boost-devel] Incompatible change to Boost library names

Roger Leigh rleigh at codelibre.net
Sun Aug 30 17:13:22 UTC 2009

On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 11:59:35AM -0500, Steve M. Robbins wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 02:04:18PM +0200, Andreas Barth wrote:
> > * Roger Leigh (rleigh at codelibre.net) [090830 11:09]:
> > > Is this change intentional, or just a bug in the 1.39 packaging?
> > 
> > > Does this retain or break compatibility with other distributions
> > > using Boost, and/or a stock build of Boost?
> The change was made upstream, so yes it is intentional and Debian will
> have the same link names as other distributions.

Ah, OK.  If it's going to improve compatibility with others, then
that's fine.  

> I'm open to suggestions.  Perhaps the best way forward is to
> re-introduce an -mt variant name as a symlink to the non-mt name.  If
> that's agreeable, I'll get it done today.

I can't speak for the release team, but if that could be done for
1.59 and then dropped for 1.60, it would at least keep existing
packages building during a transition period.  If the other boost
package maintainers could be notified of this, it then gives us a
month or so of breathing space to fix everything up.  I guess then
moving to 1.60 should then be relatively pain-free.


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