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

On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 4:10 PM, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
> 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.

As Thomas Weber said, it seems we will have to find someone willing to
maintain atlas 3.8.0 to work on alpha.

Also imho the packages should only depend on atlas and blas instead,
while atlas being just a drop in replacement to provide speed.

> Since we don't appear to have an alpha porter machine on-line now (meh), I
> can take a look at reproducing this and get some more info about where the
> segfault lies, but not today because my alpha seems to be off-line back home
> and I have to wait for Patty to reboot it.

Thanks a lot! :)


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