I'm trying to compile a program which requires boost 1.51, but the only available boost package via yum on my system is boost 1.53. I would prefer to install boost using the system's package manager, rather than from source. How might I go about accomplishing this?

  • Why are you trying to downgrade boost? – Michael Hampton Jul 16 '15 at 17:28
  • I'm basically following some instructions to compile an old, proprietary, unmaintained application. I'm being told that it compiles with boost 1.51, but not with more recent versions. Maybe (prboably?) there's a better solution, but my C++ knowledge verges on non-existent. – igal Jul 16 '15 at 17:33
  • It ought to work fine. If it doesn't, it should be a trivial fix. Borrow a C++ developer from somewhere for an hour, like perhaps Stack Overflow. – Michael Hampton Jul 16 '15 at 17:34
  • That's probably a good idea. Does that also mean that there isn't an easy way to downgrade boost with yum? – igal Jul 16 '15 at 17:36
  • No, because you'll break everything else on the system that uses boost. – Michael Hampton Jul 16 '15 at 17:41

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