Fnal request for atlas package input
Greetings! Well, the new atlas package is just about working as
generic atlas-specific libs in /usr/lib
generic drop in replacement blas and lapack libs in /usr/lib/atlas
subarch-tuned atlas-specific libs in /usr/lib/<subarch>
subarch-tuned drop in replacement blas and lapack libs in /usr/lib/<subarch>/atlas
dynamically linked testing binaries in /usr/lib/atlas
For example, on i386, the generic arch is a Pentium Pro, and the two
subarchs at present are 3dnowext and xmm. (Might add p4 before
These libs are *big*. The lib package now weighs in at about 11MB on
the i386. Upstream says there is little we can do to modularize the
subarch specific stuff. I might add a debconf option to remove
unwanted libs. Will need a warning about the math on the 3dnow
registers not being ieee compliant anyway.
Of course, the other two options are:
1) just install the generic, let the user rebuild if they like
2) separate packages for 3dnow, sse, etc.
Please let me know what you'd find most useful.
PS. What about using the alternative system to allow user switching
from blas/lapack to atlas versions?
Camm Maguire firstname.lastname@example.org
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