Welcome to LQ.
I am new to linux and trying to install one software
Which software ? ?
It would be nice, if you could tell a few more details.
Which OS are you using ? Like Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic, Fedora 12,
CentOS 5.4, etc. etc.
Downloading system libraries like boost is not the Linux
way to do it. You are supposed to install libraries with
your "Package Manager" : 'Add / Remove Software' or with
the connected command ...
= yum install, apt-get install, zypper in , etc.
So how did you install boost ? Say you installed the binary
package boost, you may be missing boost-devel, which are the
files needed to build other software with boost.
Installing boost manually with 'make' && # make install
requires some trics to make it visible.