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I need libboost dependency for a package I'm running, but the only package I can find is libboost-all-dev, and I'm not sure what the "dev" means and if I need it. Is there a libboost-all-<Something> that I need to install instead?

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The boost-all-dev contains files used for building software that uses Boost. The Boost shared libraries themselves are split into multiple packages (libboost-chrono*, libboost-date-time*, libboost-graph*, etc.).

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