[pkg-boost-devel] Bug#599497: libboost-doc: A lot of links inside the documentation of boost are broken

Erik Saule esaule at bmi.osu.edu
Fri Oct 8 03:47:56 UTC 2010

Package: libboost-doc
Version: 1.34.1-14
Severity: important


A lot of links inside the documentation of boost are broken.

For instance the first link of
file:///usr/share/doc/libboost-doc/HTML/doc/concepts.html which is
supposed to link to the root of the boost doc points to

or later on the same page, the description of the expression
"v.syntax_type(c)" has a link (in the result field that points to
file:///usr/share/doc/boost/regex/v4/syntax_type.hpp which I believe
points to nothing in any debian package.

On the same page the up arrow link points to
file:///usr/share/doc/libboost-doc/HTML/doc/index.html which does not
exist and redirects the browser to

Some more broken link can be found in
file:///usr/share/doc/libboost-doc/HTML/doc/graph_concepts.html where
the links to the examples/undirected.cpp code points to
file:///usr/share/doc/libboost-doc/HTML/example/undirected.cpp instead
of pointing to

Those broken links make the whole documentation quite difficult to use.

Thank you for your time.


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