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Re: #379288 release-critical?

Jérôme Warnier wrote [on debian-release [0]]:

[0] http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2007/01/msg00759.html

> I'm wondering if bug #379288 (lapack3 still depends on libg2c0 while
> gfortran is now the default fortran compiler) shouldn't be tagged as
> release-critical?

As Matthias said [1], gfortran is not yet (to the best of my knowledge)
an acceptable Fortran77 compiler, although GNU is working in that direction.

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2007/01/msg00760.html

Please additionally see previous emails I've written about g77 vs.
gfortran, e.g.:


To summarize, because g77 and gfortran produce different ABIs by
default, there will need to be a coordinated library transition to
switch completely from g77 to gfortran, similar to the various g++
transitions, if we are not to have complete chaos among Fortran
libraries and apps that use them.

This isn't going to be possible for the Etch timeframe.  Post-Etch, I am
going to see whether I have time to work on this.  My preliminary
efforts indicate it's going to be rather complicated.

> It is indirectly needed by OOo Calc, and is the only reason left on my
> Desktop PCs for keeping gcc-3.x packages.

Really?  Aren't there a number of GNOME packages that use FFTW?

best regards,

Kevin B. McCarty <kmccarty@princeton.edu>   Physics Department
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