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How to upgrade the Boost library on Ubuntu

📅 2013-Dec-27 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ boost, ubuntu ⬩ 📚 Archive

If you use Ubuntu LTS, you are stuck with a pretty old version of the Boost library. You can upgrade to the latest version of Boost in a few steps:

[code lang=cpp] $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:boost-latest/ppa $ sudo apt-get update

  * Look at the latest version Boost library packages available to you and install those that you need:

[code lang=cpp]
$ aptitude search boost
$ sudo apt-get install libboost1.54-dev

Tried with: Ubuntu 12.04

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