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FS#71152 - Split Boost package

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Nathaniel Chin (nathanielcwm) - Monday, 07 June 2021, 05:42 GMT
Last edited by Eli Schwartz (eschwartz) - Monday, 07 June 2021, 05:52 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Evangelos Foutras (foutrelis)
Jelle van der Waa (jelly)
Felix Yan (felixonmars)
Levente Polyak (anthraxx)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Pacman supports split packages. I believe that having different parts of boost be split using this system would be beneficial as it makes it so that you don't need to download & install the entire massive boost package for a single dependency and are able to just selectively install the parts that you require.

Other notable distros have been using split boost packages for a long time:
Debian, Ubuntu, OpenSUSE & prolly more.
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Closed by  Eli Schwartz (eschwartz)
Monday, 07 June 2021, 05:52 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Additional comments about closing:  9.72 MiB does not need to be split
Comment by Eli Schwartz (eschwartz) - Monday, 07 June 2021, 05:52 GMT
The boost package is development only, the boost-libs package which end users install as a dependency is only 9.72 MiB