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I installed boost.x86_64 on my Linux system:

$ sudo yum install boost.x86_64
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Package boost-1.44.0-8.fc14.x86_64 already installed and latest version
Nothing to do

But when I looked for the boost files, I couldn't find them:

$ sudo repoquery --list boost-1.44.0-8.fc14.x86_64

This is a bit strange, as I have boost and several of its dependencies installed:

$ sudo rpm -qa | grep boost

Is there another destination for files that repoquery cannot find?

The reason I ask is that I have a boost dependency in a software tool I am trying to compile, and it cannot locate the boost installation (and neither can repoquery, apparently).

Thanks for any suggestions or tips.


I overlooked installing the headers, as well:

$ sudo yum install boost-devel.x86_64

Once I did this, I could find those headers:

$ repoquery --list boost-devel.x86_64
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up vote 2 down vote accepted

repoquery is a tool is a tool to query yum repository, not the installed packages.

To find the files provided by your package you need : rpm -ql boost-1.44.0-8.fc14.x86_64

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for clarity, that's an L after the Q (it looks like a 1 in many fonts) – adam.r Jun 6 '14 at 22:38

locate boost

Thought I'd throw in the locate command. I seem to get better results with it personally.

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why the downvote? – Banjer Jul 26 '12 at 1:02
Yes, why the downvote? 'locate libboost' is exactly what I needed. +1. – AndyUK Jan 5 '15 at 22:42

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