I'm on Ubuntu 15.10. I have packages libboost-program-options1.58-dev, libboost-all-dev installed, but the library itself is apparently not present:

$ sudo find / -name libboost_program_options

Only boost libs that are present are:

$ l /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ | grep libboost                                                                                                                                                    
-rw-r--r--   1 root root   67K Oct 14 15:53 libboost_date_time.so.1.58.0
-rw-r--r--   1 root root   95K Oct 14 15:53 libboost_filesystem.so.1.58.0
-rw-r--r--   1 root root   95K Oct 14 15:53 libboost_iostreams.so.1.58.0
-rw-r--r--   1 root root   15K Oct 14 15:53 libboost_system.so.1.58.0

I get following error with some programs:

$ vera++
vera++: error while loading shared libraries: libboost_program_options.so.1.58.0: cannot open shared object file: No such  file or directory

What is wrong with the packages?


 $ apt-cache policy libboost1.58-dev                                 
  Installed: 1.58.0+dfsg-3.1ubuntu1
  Candidate: 1.58.0+dfsg-3.1ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 1.58.0+dfsg-3.1ubuntu1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ wily/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

 $ sudo apt-get install libboost-program-options-dev                 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
libboost-program-options-dev is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 13 not upgraded.

 $ dpkg -L libboost-program-options1.58-dev                          [14:12:23]

 $ cat /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libboost_program_options.so         [14:13:01]
cat: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libboost_program_options.so: No such file or directory
  • Nothing is wrong. Please add output of apt-cache policy libboost-program-options1.58-dev to your question.
    – Pilot6
    Feb 5 '16 at 17:56
  • I changed the package name. The file is there, if the package is installed. ls /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ ?
    – Pilot6
    Feb 5 '16 at 18:01
  • did you do sudo apt-get install libboost-program-options-dev? What is the output? Feb 5 '16 at 18:18
  • You can see ALL the files (and where they are) installed by a package with dpkg -L (read man dpkg). dpkg -L libboost-program-options1.58-dev, and dpkg -L libboost-all-dev.
    – waltinator
    Feb 5 '16 at 18:38
  • I updated the question with relevant outputs Feb 6 '16 at 12:14

You need to install libboost-program-options-dev package:

sudo apt-get install libboost-program-options-dev

Once this is installed, you can run the find command to locate it:
On 16.04 i fount it at /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libboost_program_options.so.1.58.0

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