[pkg-boost-devel] Bug#541133: Bug#541133: libboost-filesystem1.39-dev: cannot find -lboost_filesystem-mt

Steve M. Robbins steve at sumost.ca
Wed Aug 26 03:57:02 UTC 2009

On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 10:58:08PM +0200, Olaf van der Spek wrote:

> > cannot find -lboost_filesystem-mt
> Where did this lib go?

Upstream changed the library names.

> If the -mt (and -st) versions got removed, shouldn't symlinks be provided?

Arguably, yes.  I can understand that it is a nuisance to have
software suddenly stop compiling.

On the other hand, if Debian continued to support these variant names,
we'd be out-of-step with other linux distributions and we might have
people developing under Debian complaining that other distributions
can't compile their code.  We've been in that situation before and 
it turned out to be a headache for us (the Boost maintainers).

So I'd rather not create symlinks.

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