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Re: Please reconsider closure of # 457151 -- it affects gfortran transition

On Sun, Jan 13, 2008 at 08:53:43PM +0000, Colin Tuckley wrote:
> > 4) Now that dpkg re-orders Build-Depends, atlas3-base always ends up
> > installed since lapack3-dev comes alphabetically before refblas3-dev.
> Actually it's likely that refblas3* will be renamed to blas3* when it
> transitions, there is a package from Kumar Appaiah almost ready for upload
> to experimental I believe.

Actually, Colin has had a look at the package, and barring some finer
points, he said the package seems all right, except that we agreed
that we needed comments from someone (possibly Camm) before going
ahead with the upload.

THe package is available here:

And I can confirm that I can build it fine and all tests pass on i386
and amd64. I would be really happy if someone who has access to a
sparc, hppa, s390 etc. build it and show us the logs, so that we can
identify some other problems.

Should anyone want to consider uploading it to experimental, please do
note the reason why it was rejected the last time; it was because the
blas3-paper.ps didn't have the source (it is a generated PostScript
file). Please REMOVE it before uploading it. Also, the version should
be 1.2-0.2, I guess.

> I do agree with you about #457151, we need a way of specifying the order of
> depends statements.

I was also of this view till some time back, though, of late, I have
started thinking that it is the package build system's responsibility
to build with minimal stuff even if `carrots' of extraneous
Build-Dependencies hang out around them. Of course, I would also be
very happy with the old system, but anyway... :-)

Kumar Appaiah,
458, Jamuna Hostel,
Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
Chennai - 600 036

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