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Mapnik on Debian Etch.

I’ve just been trying to build Mapnik on my stock Debian Etch box. Mapnik’s build system couldn’t find the required Boost libraries on its own, and it wasn’t possible to just tell it where they were…
Read about the troubles here


Scons seems to be an immature tool, that simply doesn’t solve half the problems that Autoconf does. It’s probably easy to use, but why bother if it doesn’t deliver the goods either. It’s pretty easy to write a plain makefile that compiles the code on your chosen OS. If you can’t be bothered to go through the pain of making it cross platform (and I don’t blame you), then don’t use something half-arsed like Scons – that just makes everyone’s life harder.

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