[Bioc-devel] Boost as build dependency ?

Steffen Neumann sneumann at ipb-halle.de
Thu Feb 19 12:37:41 CET 2009

On Tue, 2009-02-17 at 17:51 -0800, Patrick Aboyoun wrote:
> I hadn't done a survey of BOOST usage in BioC packages. It does look 
> like we have hit critical mass for BOOST usage. Perhaps the developers 
> of RBGL, bgx, BGmix and Steffen could get together to make a lightweight 
> "RBOOST" package that they could all link to.

In addition to the headers we'd need some of the libboost*.so as well.
Since the make replacement bjam creates some very peculiar libboost*.so 
names itself (which encode the compiler and options etc. ) we might 
need to create some R function in RBOOST that returns 
the actual BOOST_LDFLAGS and BOOST_LIBS variables.

Those would be called during the configure of the dependent packages.
(Or not, if they need the headers only)


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