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Re: using boost headers

On Sat, 18 Aug 2007, Carlo Segre wrote:

One of my packages uses the boost headers and distributes them in the original tarball. I have been modifying the configuration scripts to ignore the local copy and use the libboost-dev dependency instead. Since these are headers and not real libraries, would it violate policy for me to revert to the version included in the tarball? Upstream prefers to continue distribution in the tarball and it would avoid having to continually patch the configuration scripts.

I haven't checked Policy, but if there's a chance that the headers will be for version X whereas the system libboost is version Y, and they're not API-compatible, then that would be Bad.

-- Asheesh.

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