The boost C++ library consists of several components. Some components do include shared libraries, other don't.
Under a Fedora 14 system I've looked a bit around with
yum search boost and
rpm -qR and indeed like with other distributions the boost library is split into several packages.
For example there is boost-program-options which only contains the shared libraries of the boost program-options component.
It seems that package
boost depends on all shared-library sub-packages. There is
boost-devel which seems to provide all headers and depends on all shared-library sub-packages (via boost).
Am I right that it is not possible to just install the boost headers via yum (using the default repositories) without all boost shared library packages?