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

Steve M. Robbins steve at sumost.ca
Sun Aug 30 19:58:46 UTC 2009


On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 07:18:22PM +0200, Andreas Barth wrote:
> * Roger Leigh (rleigh at codelibre.net) [090830 19:13]:
> > On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 11:59:35AM -0500, Steve M. Robbins wrote:
> > > 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.

I'm building packages now with this change, and will upload shortly.

> > I can't speak for the release team, but if that could be done for
> > 1.39 and then dropped for 1.40, 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 1.40 should then be relatively pain-free.

As mentioned, I've done this with 1.39.  Boost 1.40 is now out, and I
hope to get it packaged this week. I plan to retain the compatibility
symlinks in 1.40.

I updated NEWS.Debian making it clear that the non-mt names are
preferred.  I plan to communicate this directly to the boost rdep
maintainers in the near future.  However, I hate to cause more churn
in packaging for this issue, so I'm leaning towards keeping the
symlinks for some time.  Opinions welcome.

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