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Re: List of FTBFS in Ubuntu

On Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 11:38 PM, Olaf van der Spek <olafvdspek@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 11:22 PM, Roger Leigh <rleigh@codelibre.net> wrote:
>>> > The header is just a text file.  It doesn't contain any library
>>> > dependency information (or version information) at all, and there's
>>> boost/version.hpp
>> We only care about SONAME versions, not release versions, and we only
>> need to care about what is available to the linker, and headers aren't.
> The header file forwards it to the link via the pragma.
>>> > no way to associate a given header with any shared library at all.
>>> boost\filesystem\v3\config.hpp
>>> boost/config/auto_link.hpp
>> These are using proprietary vendor-specific #pragmas.  It's pretty
> True, but IMO the concept seems pretty useful.
> Why do you think it's horrible? It appears to work well.
>> horrible, not to mention fragile--if any header fails to include the
>> correct bits of magic, it all falls apart.  If they had spent just
>> a fraction of the time implementing that to support pkg-config, we
>> wouldn't have a problem.
> g++ and MSVC don't use pkg-config (AFAIK).
> So the complexity is pushed down instead of up.

> Olaf


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