On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 04:16:40PM +0100, slayoo wrote:
> Dear Debian netcdf package maintainers,
> 
> I'm trying to get a development set-up of the netcdf4 package
> on Debian sid with MPI-hdf5 support. Unfortunatelly, without sucess :(
> 
> $ cat /etc/apt/sources.list | grep -v ^#
> deb http://ftp.icm.edu.pl/pub/Linux/debian/ sid main
> deb-src http://ftp.icm.edu.pl/pub/Linux/debian/ sid main
> $ sudo apt-get -V install libhdf5-mpi-dev libnetcdf-dev
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
> requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
> distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
> or been moved out of Incoming.
> The following information may help to resolve the situation:
> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>  libnetcdf-dev : Depends: libnetcdf6 (= 1:4.1.1-6+b1) but it is not
> going to be installed
> E: Broken packages
> 
> Could you let me know if that's at all possible with Debian binary
> packages?
> Am I doing it the right way?
>

Currently hdf5 does not provide an MPI version installable with the serial
one, due to upstream bad habit of using the same name and sonames for all
versions (serial,parallel and so on). So you have to use the serial version.
One possibility would be providing parallel versions for all buildable
chains of tools, as an alternative, but it would be very complicated.
See #591346 for information about this issue and try to convince upstream
to support at least properly parallel flavors.

-- 
Francesco P. Lovergine

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