[debian-mysql] mysql-5.7 boost dependency

Lars Tangvald lars.tangvald at oracle.com
Fri Oct 21 12:49:40 UTC 2016

On 10/21/2016 02:35 PM, Robie Basak wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 12:25:30PM +0000, Bjoern Boschman wrote:
>> I've noticed that boost in a recent version ( has hit testing [0].
>> I think that it might be a good idea to use boost from system and not the
>> bundled version.
> IIRC, we expected much pain with version mismatches and build failures
> in the future if we did this, so we deliberately didn't.
> AIUI, it is only the headers that are used anyway, so the normal central
> shared library updating reasoning doesn't apply here.
Yeah, MySQL 5.7 is fairly strictly tied to the version of the boost 
headers it bundles. Norvald knows the boost dependency better than me, 
but I don't think it would be a good idea to switch it.


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