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

On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 05:08:26PM +0200, Thomas Weber wrote:
> > 	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

I've had a look at this now, and it has really only served to remind me how
much I dislike debugging code written in assembly.  If it's certain that all
packages in the archive that depend on atlas are also supposed to work with
blas, then I'm ok with dropping atlas/alpha for lenny; cc:ing debian-alpha,
though, in case someone else feels differently and is willing to work on
fixing the problem.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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