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Re: List of FTBFS in Ubuntu

On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 7:52 PM, Vincent Danjean <vdanjean.ml@free.fr> wrote:
> Here, you are wrong. If I want to use the 'filesystem' part of boost,
> I (as a user of the library) must be able to find all required info
> only from the part of boost that I want to use.
> "pkg-config --libs boost_filesystem" is one standard way to do it.

It's a way, it's not a standard.

> 'boost-config --libs filesystem' can be another one.
> autolink could also be a solution (but I'm not convinced at all by
> this feature as described in this thread)
>  But hardcoding in sources the fact that you need
> "-lboost_filesystem -lboost_system" (ie what must be done currently) is
> a wrong approach (in my opinion).

I agree it's not optimal, hence my push for auto linking.


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