[pkg-boost-devel] Bug#582690: Boost packages status

Steve M. Robbins steve at sumost.ca
Sat Mar 12 17:29:50 UTC 2011


I'm cc-ing to debian-devel since I expect others are wondering about
the Boost status.

On Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 05:43:11PM +0100, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> Hi Steve,
> 1.42 still appears to be the latest version  available in Debian (unstable).
> Could 1.46.1 be uploaded?

I assume you're speaking of boost-defaults -- the unversioned
libboost-dev packages.  Yes, these are still pointing to Boost v1.42.

I always wait for the boostX.Y package to transition to "testing"
before updating boost-defaults.  Boost 1.46 just transitioned this
week, so normally I would be uploading a new boost defaults.

However, Boost is planning to make a point release (v1.46.1) -- the
first time in years -- to fix a few troubling bugs so I had planned to
skip 1.46 and update defaults directly to 1.46.1.  In fact, I tried to
keep boost 1.46 out of unstable by filing a bug but I was a bit late
and it made the transition already.

I see now that Boost 1.46.1 is now out, so I'll build and upload it
today.  When it transitions to unstable, I'll update the

Does this plan work for everyone?

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