Re: Boost ports version

From: Kurt Jaeger <>
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2022 14:44:33 UTC

> The various boost ports (C++ libraries) available are currently on upstream version 1.72 whereas the current release would be 1.78.
> I'd like to understand whether there is a technical reason for the FreeBSD ports being "so far behind"?

Somewhat, yes.

There's a PR for the update:

The cause of the delay is this: If we update boost, we test-build
all the depends. If there are errors, the maintainers of those
depending ports should fix those errors. That's not always easy, possible
or the maintainer is busy with other things.

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