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Bug 122817

Summary: libboost_*.so symlinks missing
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Braden McDaniel <braden>
Component: boostAssignee: Benjamin Kosnik <bkoz>
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Fixed In Version: 5.fc3 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Braden McDaniel 2004-05-08 15:27:00 UTC
Description of problem:
The libboost_*.so symlinks seem to be missing.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Comment 1 Anthony Green 2004-10-07 15:18:10 UTC
Yes - the boost installation is completely busted.

There are no .so files, just .a libs and .so.1* files.

Even worse, libboost_thread.a doesn't even get installed - so that
part of boost is completely unusable.  This is true for FC2 as well as
the FC3 test releases.

Comment 2 Benjamin Kosnik 2004-11-30 00:25:53 UTC
This is an issue with boost build. It's fixed in boost-1.32.0-0.


Comment 3 Benjamin Kosnik 2004-12-02 17:09:54 UTC
Gah. No, it's not. I'm fixing it now, in boost-1.32.0-3.


Comment 4 Jef Spaleta 2004-12-02 18:07:04 UTC
Please be advised that the Obsoleting instructions in the boost update
for fc3 that was released that refered to this bugreport to
updates-released caused an unfortunate side effect of incorrectly
obsoleting boost-devel and removing it from the system when upgrading
just the boost package. Not a horrible problem, but its pretty shallow.

Without commenting on the importance or severity of the fixes in
boost-1.32.0-1.fc3 specifically, because i am unqualified to do so, I
would like to encourage you to please use updates-testing tree for as
many updates as is appropriate. It would have been nice if this update
could have been placed into updates-testing to catch the shallow
obsoleting problem before releasing to updates-release.  While
competent testing can not be garunteed if an update sits in the
updates-testing tree for a few days, it certaintly can't hurt to have
an update bake in updates-testing for a few days if the update is not
deemed critical or a security fix.  


Comment 5 Gerald Britton 2005-02-12 05:01:05 UTC
The development .so symlinks are still missing in boost-devel-1.32.0-3
The spec file doesn't currently install the .so symlinks from the stage
directory where it installs the other lib files from.

Comment 6 Benjamin Kosnik 2005-03-16 23:15:21 UTC
Yep. I believe I finally fixed this for real in boost-1.32.0-4, and will be
pushing this out shortly.


Comment 7 Gerald Britton 2005-03-19 04:54:53 UTC
looking at boost-1.32.0-5 from fc3-updates-testing, the .so symlinks are packaged
in the main package, they should be packaged in the -devel package as they are
only used during linking.