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Re: Bug#720419: Switching from openmpi to mpich2 on ia64?

On 25/10/2013 13:25, Michael Banck wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 01:23:56PM +0200, Mathieu Malaterre wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 1:18 PM, Mathieu Malaterre <malat@debian.org> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 11:04 PM, Michael Banck <mbanck@debian.org> wrote:
>>>> The 1.6 release of openmpi fails badly on ia64, see Bug #720419.  As no
>>>> solution appears to be forthcoming, maybe the best would be to remove
>>>> ia64 from openmpi's arch list and switch to mpich2 as default
>>>> implementation for mpi-default-{bin,dev}?
>>> Why bother ? Itanium support is being dropped. At least this what I
>>> understood from a RM request on my of my package:
>>> http://bugs.debian.org/727600
>> Sorry misread the bug description, it only applied to upstream Mono. I
>> got confused with the recent mail from Niels [*], where no porter for
>> ia64 showed up.
>> Anyone knows what's the actual status of Itanium then ?
> Well, chances are ia64 will be dropped for jessie, but waiting for this
> is not a solution for the openmpi 1.6 transition, which is taking place
> right now and is being held up by 1.6 not working on ia64.
I did quite some work with upstream regarding openmpi on ia64 but
without success for now.
I have to go back on the subject but I have been busy lately (and
knowing that ia64 is going to
be removed does not increase my motivation).

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