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Re: HDF5 Transition

On Sun, May 15, 2011 at 11:12:42AM +0200, Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 21:15:04 +0100, Sylvestre Ledru wrote:
> > Hello guys,
> > 
> > Just to let you know that we are planning to upload a new upstream
> > release of the hdf5 libraries (1.8.4 => 1.8.6). 
> > We will switch the API to the version 1.8 (from the 1.6). 
> > It might break some packages but the fix is easy (just a #define).
> > We will also change the package name because it is very likely that the
> > API/ABI changed...
> > We are not in an hurry but it is a pretty important package [1] [2].
> > 
> Are any of the reverse dependencies RC buggy in sid right now (so that
> they would be blocked from migrating if rebuilt)?  How many of those
> can't be removed in case they don't get fixed?

Due to recent release of 1.8.7 with fixes for Fortran, I would check
before if it could be feasible for Debian and do a single transition
to the new version.

Francesco P. Lovergine

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