The suitesparse transition apparently got in the way of two other
transitions: lam (lam42c -> lam4) and hdf5 (libhdf5-1.6.5 -> libhdf5-1.6.6).
This involves a quite large number of packages, including important ones
like Octave and friends, as well as OpenOffice.org. I hoped I am wrong and
each transition could be done separately, but I doubt it.
I cannot even tell which packages are currently blocking this jumbo
transition. For sure, I know of petsc, which FTBFS mysteriously on hppa,
besides lam itself that FTBFS on ia64 with an ICE.
Is there a way to make a partial transition by removing some packages
temporarily from testing?