Subject: Re: boost libraries packages
To: felix zaslavskiy <>
From: Johnny C. Lam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/24/2003 21:53:26
On Tue, Jun 24, 2003 at 01:19:30PM -0400, felix zaslavskiy wrote:
> I like to use the boost libraries for some of my own apps and it seems
> the boost library is outdated in package system.
> I had success compiling (including thread,and pythong) all libraries
> using current and gcc3.3 package.  I only needed very minor patch to get
> it all compiled.  I was unable to compile the thread library on
> netbsd1.6 although i will pock around a bit more. I will run regression
> tests to make sure things work.
> I like to make the packages if there is interest. I like to basicaly
> split up the collection into.
> boost-base (including header libraries and configuration)
> boost-thread (may not be available on netbsd1.6)
> boost-python
> ...
> I think spliting things up is more reasonable then bundling all the
> libraries togerther or not including compiled libaries at all.

Yes!  Please create packages for them (and I think the decision to split
them up is a good idea).  You can commit them to pkgsrc-wip
( in the meantime to get them tested.
I find the Boost libraries to be extremely useful complements to the
Standard C++ Library.


	-- Johnny Lam <>