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netcdf dev-coinstallable (Was: NetCDF 4.4.1 and HDF5 1.10.0)

On 04/17/2016 05:42 PM, Alastair McKinstry wrote:
> In related work, I've been preparing co-installable netcdf (serial, mpi,
> pnetcdf)
> on the branch dev-coinstallable.
> It still needs more testing (especially symbols lists), and to be merged
> with 4.4.1 changes;
> it would not require a transition except that it renames :
> libnetcdf11 -> libnetcdf-11
> because other packages have:
> libnetcdf-mpi-11 (linked against default mpi, typically openmpi)
> libnetcdf-pnetcdf-11
> I switched to this convention because other mpi-related packages do so, eg.
> libhdf5-openmpi-8
> I suspect this is because the mpi variant may also have a version number
> included, eg.
> libhdf5-mpich2-8
> I'm not fixated on this namechange either way, what does everyone think?
> If we were to go with the name change, this would be a good time to do it.

I don't want to entangle this with the regular transition, adopting your
changes needs a whole lot more thought, testing, and upstream adoption.

I'm very uncomfortable with adopting such a drastic change without
buy-in from the upstream developers. Have you discussed this issue with
the NetCDF developers?

Kind Regards,


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