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The boost cookbook has been deprecated

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The boost cookbook has been deprecated and is no longer being maintained by its authors. Use of the boost cookbook is no longer recommended.


boost (6) Versions 2.1.0

Installs the Boost C++ Libraries

cookbook 'boost', '~> 2.1.0', :supermarket
cookbook 'boost', '~> 2.1.0'
knife supermarket install boost
knife supermarket download boost
Quality 71%

boost Cookbook

Build Status Cookbook Version

Installs the Boost C++ Libraries



  • Debian/Ubuntu
  • RHEL/CentOS/Scientific/Amazon/Oracle
  • Fedora


  • Chef 12.1+


  • build-essential for the source install recipe


Include this recipe to install boost development packages.

include_recipe "boost"

Merely installs the libboost-dev package which should grab a bunch of dependencies and get the right thing.

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Copyright: 2009-2016, Chef Software, Inc.

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boost Cookbook CHANGELOG

This file is used to list changes made in each version of the boost cookbook.

2.1.0 (2016-10-24)

  • Use multipackage installs to speed up runs
  • Convert integration testing to inspec
  • Update chefspec for better unit testing output

2.0.0 (2016-09-15)

  • Live stream the compilation for source installs
  • Disable FC009
  • Testing updates
  • Require Chef 12.1

v1.1.0 (2016-01-20)

  • Added a new attribute for source install dep packages. This fixed failing source installs
  • Bump to boost 1.60
  • Fix the guard around the compilation to not trigger on default Ubuntu installs
  • Added Serverspec tests
  • Testing in Travis CI with docker for full integration tests

v1.0.0 (2015-10-20)

  • Updated to the latest boost files (1.59 vs. 1.51)
  • Changed recommends -> depends in the metadata for build-essential since recommends does nothing
  • Added travis and cookbook version badges to the readme
  • Added a .foodcritic file to exclude rules
  • Updated chefignore and .gitignore files
  • Added Test Kitchen config
  • Added standard Rubocop file
  • Added Travis CI testing
  • Removed yum from Berksfile and removed version constraint on Apt
  • Added contributing and testing docs
  • Added Gemfile with testing deps
  • Added and maintainers.toml
  • Added rakefile for simplified testing
  • Added source_url and issues_url metadata
  • Added basic Chefspec convergence test
  • Updated Berksfile to 3.x format
  • Removed Vagrantfile
  • Removed "provides" from metadata
  • Updated Opscode -> Chef Software
  • Resolved multiple rubocop warnings

v0.2.0 (2012-12-12)

  • Changes not documented

v0.1.0 (2009-10-25)

  • [COOK-1832] - Add RHEL support (uses platform_family)

Collaborator Number Metric

2.1.0 failed this metric

Failure: Cookbook has 1 collaborators. A cookbook must have at least 2 collaborators to pass this metric.

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Foodcritic Metric

2.1.0 failed this metric

FC122: Use the build_essential resource instead of the recipe: boost/recipes/source.rb:1
Run with Foodcritic Version 16.3.0 with tags metadata,correctness ~FC031 ~FC045 and failure tags any

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2.1.0 passed this metric

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