Making FindBoost prefer Boost_ROOT

Andreas Pakulat apaku at
Wed Mar 26 23:48:42 GMT 2008

On 27.03.08 00:19:57, Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> On Thursday 27 March 2008, Matthew Woehlke wrote:
> > I've actually had a modified version of FindBoost for quite some time,
> > and just haven't complained about it. I do so now because kdesdk started
> > breaking, and I accidentally clobbered the version I had previously hacked.
> >
> > Given the number of boost users in KDE these days, I also wonder if we
> > shouldn't move the module to kdelibs, so other packages (pimlibs, sdk,
> > kdevplatform) can use it without trying to maintain multiple copies.
> Yes, I think so. But before that we should check against the current version 
> in cmake and make sure it is as similar as possible.

At least the one in kdevplatform probably deviates quite a bit as it
doesn't just search for the headers but also for the various libraries.
Something that 2.4.x FindBoost never did. An advanced version of the
kdevplatform one has been submitted to cmake's bug tracker but has not
yet been integrated into 2.6. I've also got a private mail with updates
yesterday which I need to integrate and will then post a new version to
the bugtracker as well as into kdevplatform. I'm planning to work on
that tomorrow.


Cold hands, no gloves.

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