Maybe this is to do with my lack of knowledge when it comes to Ubuntu repositories but I'm trying to understand which versions of boost Ubuntu has available and which version is best to use.
When reading the description of the
libboost-all-dev package it says "Boost version (currently 1.46)" but the version I've installed reports version
libboost-all-dev got me boost packages which all seem to be version
1.46.1-7ubuntu3 (precise) but I've noticed other boost packages with a version of
Could someone explain to me which version of boost a vanilla install of Ubuntu comes with (or perhaps how to find out which version of boost comes with a vanilla install of any particular version of Ubuntu) without having to perform an install?
And if anyone happens to know, why does the
libboost-all-dev package report a different version from its description but seems actually get the version from the description, not those which correspond with its version?