braden at endoframe.com
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:
>> beta of boost-1.46.0 was released recently and packaged yesterday. It's
>> now in the git, and a scratch build 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.
>> 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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