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Boost Install Notes


Download and unpack boost:

wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/boost/files/boost/1.52.0/boost_1_52_0.tar.gz
tar -xf boost_1_52_0.tar.gz
cd boost_1_52_0

Prepare build by setting install path and desired libraries:

./bootstrap.sh --prefix=/usr/local --with-libraries=python

Build and install:

sudo ./b2 install
sudo ldconfig

Upgrade / Remove

Before upgrading, it might be helpful to remove the old installation by hand using:

sudo rm -r /usr/local/include/boost
sudo rm /usr/local/lib/libboost*