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Re: Boost defaults change (1.46.1 --> 1.48)


On Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:42:07AM +0100, Rene Engelhard wrote:
> > I'd like to point out that any resulting build failures are quite easy
> > to fix: either
> >  (a) contact package upstream for boost 1.48 changes; or 
> It is? #652681 doesn't look like it.
> Will 1.46 be around long enough that reverting to 1.46 is an option there?
> The wheezy release should be with 3.5.0..

As long as something depends on 1.46, I assume that it should be
around. The current situation is sub-optimal, because almost everything
depends on the non-versioned boost libs of boost-defaults, despite
boost's tendency to break packages when switching to a new version.

The question is, which strategy is better?

 (1) Clearly record the dependencies in packages that depend on boost,
     i.e., Build-Depends on libboost-foo1.46-dev instead of
     libboost-foo-dev, or
 (2) let boost-defaults decide which version of boost is the currently
     stable boost.

IMHO (2) just hides FTBSes of the packages.


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