Re: Status of gfortran transition
On Thu, Oct 25, 2007 at 11:05:19AM -0400, Camm Maguire wrote:
First of all, it's great to have you back, Camm!
> Just uploaded refblas3_1.2-9 to experimental. Hope to get lapack and
> atlas in in the next few days.
I just had a look at it. While it seems OK, I definitely have to crib
about the diff.gz. If you observe, it has many lines of the following
@@ -142,7 +142,7 @@
* .. External Subroutines ..
- EXTERNAL XERBLA
+ EXTERNAL XERBLI
* .. Intrinsic Functions ..
INTRINSIC CONJG, MAX, MIN
@@ -171,7 +171,7 @@
INFO = 13
IF( INFO.NE.0 )THEN
- CALL XERBLA( 'CGBMV ', INFO )
+ CALL XERBLI( 'CGBMV ', INFO )
(And many more).
I would really request you to move to a patching system like quilt or
dpatch in order to isolate the differences to diff files, as that
makes things very easy to handle, isolating the upstream from the
> 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.
This is best addressed by Riku or doko. I'll stay out of this! :-)
> 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?
Well, I volunteer to compile rdepends one by one, if I can, and for
the rest, ping the maintainer to do so. I think that would check all
the issues with the refblas and lapack packages, and should bring us
to good shape with respect to moving it to unstable. However, I am a
trifle worried about the architectures, since that's where you may
face most of the problems.
Anyway, I think I'll now take the back seat, and wait for you to take
over. But do consider my request to use quilt or dpatch.
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