I'm developing on a system that's running Lucid 10.04.4 LTS. I can't do a complete release upgrade in order to get access to newer packages, although I do have sudo so I can otherwise muck about as needed, as long as I don't change the release version or kernel.
With Lucid's repos, including backports, I can only get boost 1.40 packages. I need a feature from a newer version of boost (I think - I'm trying to find a workaround in parallel with this questions), but I'd really like to avoid installing from source because that can turn into a rabbit hole... especially since newer packages do exist; just not in the standard Lucid repos. Is there a repo somewhere I could connect to and get newer boost packages? (Basically, I'm looking for a backport, but one that doesn't appear in the official Lucid backports...)