Hi Axel, Axel Huebl a écrit le 10/02/2015 13:55 : > Package: libhdf5-serial-dev > Version: all > Severity: wishlist > Tags: newcomer > > Dear Debian HDF5 Maintainers, > > > I realized a long-standing problem with the different package versions > of hdf5 where I would like to propose a redesign of the dependencies for. > > Basically, hdf5 compiled with --enable-parallel enables an *additional* > API for parallel reads&writes but at the same time *still provides* the > standard, serial API. > > Still, most of the packages in Debian that depend on hdf5 are compiled > against > libhdf5-serial(-dev) > > even if they would work perfectly fine when linked against the parallel > version (they would still only use the serial API). > > That causes a user/developer that wants to use mpi parallel versions to > force-de-install packages and tools such as > - hdf5view > - hdf5-tools > - h5py (btw: they also have a parallel API) > - ...
This is not true anymore since release 1.8.13+docs-1 of the package: all flavors of the library (serial, openmpi, mpich) are now co-installable. > > Since the parallel API plainly expands the serial version and both > library versions should even be fully ABI compatible, I therefore suggest: > > Let us list the packages > - libhdf5-mpi/mpich/openmpi > > as "Enhances" the serial versions of the packages. > > Do you have any comments on that? I don't think this would be useful now that serial and parallel libraries are co-installable. Thanks, _g.
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