[arch-dev-public] boost 1.42 serialization issue

Ionut Biru biru.ionut at gmail.com
Thu Mar 18 12:27:35 CET 2010

On 03/18/2010 01:19 PM, Giovanni Scafora wrote:
> Il 18/03/2010 11:18, Ionut Biru ha scritto:
>> Hi,
>> http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/18470#comment59302
>> there is a serious issue with boost 1.42 and upstream doesn't have a fix
>> yet. An user suggested that is better to downgrade boost to 1.41.
>> What do you think about this? Wait upstream to fix this and backport it
>> or downgrade? If downgrade, who want to help on rebuilding?
> -1
> I am against the downgrade of boost.
> We have to find a solution for encfs, and we cannot downgrade and
> rebuild all of the packages just for encfs.

maybe i wasn't clear. encfs is a special case and is broken because of a 
bug in boost. pasting the comment here:

 > What distribution are you using? A ticket needs to be filed with that 
 > distribution that they should *not* upgrade to boost-1.42, as it can 
 > cause silent data lose for programs using boost serialization.
 > https://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/ticket/3990

so what i'm understanding from here is that upstream doesn't want us to 
ship boost 1.42


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