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Troubleshooting: ‘configure: We could not detect the boost libraries’

If you are trying to execute a ‘configure’ script but it generates a ‘Boost’ error like the one shown below, it usually means that you need to install the ‘Boost’ library.

configure: We could not detect the boost libraries (version x or higher). If you have a staged boost library (still not installed) please specify $BOOST_ROOT in your environment and do not give a PATH to --with-boost option.  If you are sure you have boost installed, then check your version number looking in <boost/version.hpp>

The solution (for Debian and Ubuntu systems):

sudo apt install libboost-all-dev