I want to compile flvtool++, but it requires boost-devel libraries.

I tried to install it via this command:

sudo apt-get install boost-devel

But I got the error:

E: Unable to locate package boost-devel

Is there an other way to compile flvtool++ source or any 64-bit binaries?

  • I think you should install libboost-dev Jul 15, 2012 at 19:28
  • Debian/Ubuntu ... development packages end with a -dev extension unlike the -devel extension found in .rpm systems.Btw,you should use synaptic when you are unsure about the correct package name (or muon on qt systems).
    – Aleksandar
    Jul 15, 2012 at 20:18
  • Please remember to accept/upvote the best answer(s) to your question when possible (tick/check mark on the left). This way, the question is marked as "answered" and future readers can refer to it knowing the solution works. Thank you...:)
    – ish
    Aug 15, 2012 at 3:30

1 Answer 1


To develop with the Boost libraries in Ubuntu/Debian, you need to install the libboost-all-dev package:

sudo apt-get install libboost-all-dev
  • 1
    are debug symbols included in this package? Dec 23, 2012 at 19:57

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.