[scribus] Where to put boost?

avox avox at arcor.de
Wed Jun 10 11:20:23 CEST 2009

John Culleton-3 wrote:
> On Tuesday 09 June 2009 09:08:07 pm John Jason Jordan wrote:
>> On Tue, 9 Jun 2009 18:58:33 -0400
>> John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com> dijo:
>> > Sribus 1.3.5 svn needs boost for certain functions. Do I simply
>> > copy the boost libs to /usr/local/lib and run ldconfig or is it
>> > more complicated?
>> >
>> > Slackware Linux 12.2
>> What is boost? 'Cause it sounds like something Scribus needs. :)
> Yeah, yeah. It is another one of those improbably complex does 
> everything set of library routines that 1.3.5 needs for one small 
> function.  The documentation, including the file called INSTALL, 
> leave out the pesky little detail of how and where to install its 
> hundreds of pieces.     I could just wing it but that has got me in 
> trouble before. 

Boost consists mostly of header files. In order to use it for Scribus,
you don't need to install any libs but just need to make sure that
Boost's include dir is in the include path.

Boost is needed by the lib2geom library, whch in turn is used for Scribus's
new path manipulation tools.

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