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Remove unneeded boost dependencies due to C++17 migration.

Issue/feature addressed

Transition to C++17 has allowed a number of boost libraries to be replaced with their std:: counterparts. This means the library packages under Debian/Ubuntu no longer need to depend on some Boost packages.

Proposed solution

Remove the unnecessary dependencies.


Removed the relevant lines from the control files.


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  • Functions and classes, or changes to them, are documented.
  • User guide/documentation is updated.
  • Changelog is updated.
  • Suitable tests added for new functionality.
  • Contributed code is correctly formatted. (See the contributing guidelines).
  • License added to any new files.
  • No extraneous files have been added (e.g. compiler output or test data files).
Edited by Chris Cantwell

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