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Re: Status of gfortran transition


Just uploaded refblas3_1.2-9 to experimental.  Hope to get lapack and
atlas in in the next few days.

Is this a good time to address this:

Now running lintian...
W: refblas3gf: package-name-doesnt-match-sonames libblas3
Finished running lintian.

I distinctly remember being required to come up with the naming scheme
(refblas3 provides libblas.so.3 (virtual)) to get around difficulties
with ldconfig and earlier incarnations of the packaging system (in
conflict/replace with the earlier libblas)  though I cannot recall the
precise details at this point.  It would make sense to call the
package libblas3/libblas3-dev and have these also name virtual
packages which atlas could provide.  Will this work?  Anyone have a
better idea?  Now would appear a good time to put in what we'll want
to have for the next few years.

Finally, it appears as though we might no longer need to mess with
/etc/ld.so.conf to get the preferential loading -- that automatically
certain subdirs of /usr/lib are searched by ld.so first.   Any
succinct update on the latest here would be most appreciated.

What is the plan from experimental to unstable?

Take care,

Matthias Klose <doko@cs.tu-berlin.de> writes:

> Kumar Appaiah writes:
> > On 17/10/2007, Kamaraju S Kusumanchi wrote:
> > > I think the main hold up is due to the atlas and lapack libraries. They
> > > still depend upon g77. Would anyone be interested to NMU them or should the
> > > NMUs be done only to fix RC bugs?
> If you do prepare NMUs, please upload those to experimental first; we
> didn't hear back from Camm now for some weeks, so the best thing would
> be to go ahead. As nearly all other stuff depends on refblas, lapack
> and atlas, these should be done before uploading anything to unstable.
> > I think we should move the discussion to debian-devel. I am mailing
> > there, will you also please follow the thread?
> It would be nice to keep the discussion in one place. some people from
> the gcc fortran list might listen here, and it's quiet enough that
> they can follow here (which is not the case for debian-devel).
>   Matthias
> PS: Riku, didn't you start with the atlas packages?

Camm Maguire			     			camm@enhanced.com
"The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens."  --  Baha'u'llah

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