boost 1.46.0

Braden McDaniel braden at
Fri Feb 4 20:41:26 UTC 2011

On 2/4/11 3:10 PM, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-02-04 at 14:33 +0100, Petr Machata wrote:
>> Hi,
>> beta of boost-1.46.0 was released recently and packaged yesterday.  It's
>> now in the git, and a scratch build[2] was done.  This is in preparation
>> for final release that should be out on 7th, just before the feature
>> freeze.  Providing boost-1.46.0 is one of features of F15[1].
>> I'm in the process of test-driving a couple packages locally to make
>> sure that the new boost works.  If that turns out well, I'll do a
>> non-scratch build of boost-1.46.0-0.beta1 later today.
> Could we please either have boost.m4 packaged in Fedora, or at least
> changes for running with the latest boost in Fedora integrated upstream?
> Because of boost changes between December and yesterday, I wasn't able
> to recompile gnote:
> The build failures are here:
> It's critical if we want gnote in F15's GNOME desktop.

Isn't boost.m4 just some third-party macro?

Perhaps upstream could be encouraged not to use it?  It seems rather 
pointless to me.  That is, it looks like it's checking a bunch of things 
that don't need checking.  AFAIK, the only configuration information one 
needs to divine about Boost is the library name suffix.  If one guesses 
that Boost libraries will end in "-mt", one will be correct a large 
majority of the time.  When that's wrong, one might want to make a few 
other guesses--or punt and make the user supply the suffix at configure 
time (which is not at all unreasonable, since the complete list of 
possible suffixes is *quite* long).


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