[pkg-boost-devel] Bug#704032: transition: boost-defaults

Steve M. Robbins smr at debian.org
Wed Mar 27 04:08:15 UTC 2013

Package: release.debian.org
Severity: normal
User: release.debian.org at packages.debian.org
Usertags: transition


Clearly this transition won't be acted upon until after the wheezy
release is done.  However, I'm filing the bug now so that we can track
the build failure bugs related to updating boost.

Source package boost-defaults provides "libboost-dev" and similar
unversioned -dev packages that depend on a "default" versioned package
such as libboost1.49-dev.

I would like to change Debian's default boost version from 1.49 to
1.53 or later -- likely to the most current Boost at the time the
transition is scheduled.  This change does not directly impact any
binary packages.  However, it will affect the buildability of source

Ben file:

title = "boost-defaults";
is_affected = .build-depends ~ /libboost[a-z-]*-dev/
is_good = .depends ~ /libboost[a-z-]*1\.53/;
is_bad = .depends ~ /libboost[a-z-]*1\.4[0-9]/;

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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