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  1. Apache Arrow
  2. ARROW-954

Make it possible to compile Arrow with header-only boost

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 0.4.0
    • Component/s: C++
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      For certain build environments, it can be beneficial to have a version of arrow that only depends on boost headers:

      • It is less brittle in terms of supporting different build environments than dynamically or statically linked boost libraries; also it might make it easier to integrate with an in-tree boost in the future.
      • Especially if dynamically linked boost libraries need to be avoided, but the resulting binary is compiled as a shared library python extension, statically linking boost is not an option (many distributions distribute boost static libraries that were compiled without -fPIC)

      We should therefore have a flag that makes arrow compile with a header-only boost. This comes at the cost of not supporting the HDFS bridge.

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            • Assignee:
              pcmoritz Philipp Moritz
              Reporter:
              pcmoritz Philipp Moritz
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