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I am using boost. I installed it using sudo apt-get install. Now I am unable to find my boost lib file on my filesystem.

I want to include the path of the lib in my Qt project. grepping is taking too long :( I found the includes in /usr/include/boost. But I also need to know the library path.

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    sudo apt-get install... what? Mar 3 '13 at 14:59
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    @EricCarvalho libboost-dev
    – Chani
    Mar 3 '13 at 15:03
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If you are on a 64bit machine then you will probably find the files under /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/

See also this for an explanation of what this folder is for.

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I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for, but you probably want to install libboost-all-dev.

$ ls /usr/lib/libboost*.so

/usr/lib/libboost_date_time-mt.so
/usr/lib/libboost_date_time.so
/usr/lib/libboost_filesystem-mt.so
/usr/lib/libboost_filesystem.so
/usr/lib/libboost_graph-mt.so
/usr/lib/libboost_graph_parallel-mt.so
/usr/lib/libboost_graph_parallel.so
/usr/lib/libboost_graph.so
/usr/lib/libboost_iostreams-mt.so
/usr/lib/libboost_iostreams.so
/usr/lib/libboost_math_c99f-mt.so
/usr/lib/libboost_math_c99f.so
/usr/lib/libboost_math_c99l-mt.so
/usr/lib/libboost_math_c99l.so
/usr/lib/libboost_math_c99-mt.so
/usr/lib/libboost_math_c99.so
/usr/lib/libboost_math_tr1f-mt.so
/usr/lib/libboost_math_tr1f.so
/usr/lib/libboost_math_tr1l-mt.so
/usr/lib/libboost_math_tr1l.so
/usr/lib/libboost_math_tr1-mt.so
/usr/lib/libboost_math_tr1.so
/usr/lib/libboost_mpi-mt.so
/usr/lib/libboost_mpi.so
/usr/lib/libboost_prg_exec_monitor-mt.so
/usr/lib/libboost_prg_exec_monitor.so
/usr/lib/libboost_program_options-mt.so
/usr/lib/libboost_program_options.so
/usr/lib/libboost_python-mt-py27.so
/usr/lib/libboost_python-mt-py32.so
/usr/lib/libboost_python-py27.so
/usr/lib/libboost_python-py32.so
/usr/lib/libboost_python.so
/usr/lib/libboost_regex-mt.so
/usr/lib/libboost_regex.so
/usr/lib/libboost_serialization-mt.so
/usr/lib/libboost_serialization.so
/usr/lib/libboost_signals-mt.so
/usr/lib/libboost_signals.so
/usr/lib/libboost_system-mt.so
/usr/lib/libboost_system.so
/usr/lib/libboost_thread-mt.so
/usr/lib/libboost_thread.so
/usr/lib/libboost_unit_test_framework-mt.so
/usr/lib/libboost_unit_test_framework.so
/usr/lib/libboost_wave-mt.so
/usr/lib/libboost_wave.so
/usr/lib/libboost_wserialization-mt.so
/usr/lib/libboost_wserialization.so
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For me, the library path for boost was in /usr/lib64, and that's all I had to add to my library path for the code to build properly. On a different machine, I found it installed under /usr/lib.

If locate is available to you on your system, then try these for locating boost:

locate boost | fgrep .so   #find lib files      (/usr/lib64 for me)
locate boost | fgrep .hpp  #find include files  (/usr/include for me)
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libboost-dev depends on libboost1.46-dev (Ubuntu 12.04) or libboost1.49-dev (Ubuntu 12.10). Both packages also install a lot of files in /usr/share/boost-build/. Maybe it's what you're looking for.

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To list all installed files for a package and the dependencies, use debfoster

sudo apt-get install debfoster

and a script like this. In this example I have used the package libboost-all-dev

debfoster -d libboost-all-dev |\
    awk '! /depends on/ {\
        for(i=1;i<=NF;i++) {\
            printf "\n>>> %s \n",$i; system("dpkg -L "$i)\
        }\
    }'

To list only the *.so files

debfoster -d  libboost-all-dev |\
    awk '! /depends on/ {\
        for(i=1;i<=NF;i++) {\
            printf "\n>>> %s \n",$i; system("dpkg -L "$i" | grep -P \".so($|\.)\"")\
        }\
    }'

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