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Trying to build a project that requires boost. I get the following error:

Unable to find the requested Boost libraries.

  Boost version: 1.58.0

  Boost include path: /usr/include

  Could not find the following Boost libraries:

          boost_thread
          boost_locale

  Some (but not all) of the required Boost libraries were found.  You may
  need to install these additional Boost libraries.  Alternatively, set
  BOOST_LIBRARYDIR to the directory containing Boost libraries or BOOST_ROOT
  to the location of Boost.

If I run

sudo apt-get install libboost-all-dev

I get

libboost-all-dev is already the newest version (1.58.0.1ubuntu1).

So I don't know what to do here. How can install these particular boost packages, or reinstall the whole boost package?

edit: Also, if I run apt-get remove libboost-all-dev , nothing seems to get removed. Running apt-get install libboost-all-dev afterwards still tells me I have the newest version.

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    /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libboost_{thread,locale}.a are provided by libboost-{thread,locale}1.58-dev which are installed via libboost-all-dev. Maybe you should check if the build system has more detailed logs. – muru Apr 17 '18 at 8:48
  • "Maybe you should check if the build system has more detailed logs" what does that mean? – Jonathan Lindgren Apr 17 '18 at 9:04
  • I don't know which build system this is (CMake?). If you ran ./configure, there will be a config.log. CMake has something like CMakeError.log, I think. The log file will have details on the actual command ran to check this and what errors it got. – muru Apr 17 '18 at 9:06
  • I found the CMakeError.log but I don't know what to do with it. I removed all my boost files, but still apt-get seems to tihnk I have it installed and refused to reinstall boost – Jonathan Lindgren Apr 17 '18 at 9:23
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    libboost-all-dev is simply a meta-package. It depends on various libboost-*-dev packages which in turn depend on libboost-*X.Y-dev packages to provide the actual libraries. Reinstalling just the libboost-all-dev package is effectively meaningless. – muru Apr 17 '18 at 9:24

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