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Re: [Pkg-scicomp-devel] including atlas in lenny



Am Dienstag, den 12.08.2008, 11:10 -0300 schrieb Steve Langasek:
> On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 11:13:33AM +0200, Ondrej Certik wrote:
> 
> > the atlas package was uploaded:
> 
> > http://packages.qa.debian.org/a/atlas.html
> 
> > which fixes this RC (ftbfs) bug:
> 
> > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=486974
> 
> > would it be please possible to include it in lenny?
> 
> > There is a problem though that it has problems building on some
> > architectures like alpha:
> 
> > http://buildd.debian.org/pkg.cgi?pkg=atlas
> 
> > But it works on i386, amd64 and most others. Is this a showstopper?
> 
> Yes:
> 
>   4. Autobuilding
>   [...]
> 
> 	Packages must autobuild without failure on all architectures on
> 	which they are supported. Packages must be supported on as many
> 	architectures as is reasonably possible. Packages are assumed to
> 	be supported on all architectures for which they have previously
> 	built successfully. Prior builds for unsupported architectures
> 	must be removed from the archive (contact -release or ftpmaster
> 	if this is the case).
> 
> http://release.debian.org/lenny/rc_policy.txt
> 
> atlas has significant reverse-dependencies, removing it from alpha is not
> acceptable to me with my alpha hat on.

Most packages should be fine (albeit slower) with libblas.

Looking closer, there seems to be some trouble ahead for ATLAS on alpha:
"Explicit support for alphas was dropped in ATLAS 3.8.0."
http://math-atlas.sourceforge.net/faq.html#doc

	Thomas




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