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Mapnik on Debian Etch.

Late last year I went to the Ordnance Survey to see a demonstration of their new OpenSpace mapping service. It was there that I met Artem Pavlenko, who wrote Mapnik. We talked briefly about a few things, one of which was the Boost C++ libraries. I suggested that using such libraries makes software harder to build and install… “Oh no,” he said, “Boost’s all in the header files, so there are no library dependency problems.”

Well that turned out to be a big fat lie.

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