[Numpy-discussion] [SciPy-user] Numpy 1.2.1 and Scipy 0.7.0; Ubuntu packages

David Cournapeau david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac...
Thu Feb 12 05:29:55 CST 2009


Andrew Straw wrote:
> OK, I think you're concerned about compatibility of Python extensions
> using fortran. We don't use any (that I know of), so I'm going to stop
> worrying about this and upload .debs from your .dsc (or very close) to
> my repository...
>
> ...except for one last question: If Hardy uses the g77 ABI but I'm
> building scipy with gfortran, shouldn't there be an ABI issue with my
> ATLAS? Shouldn't I get lots of test failures with scipy? I don't.
>   

Not for hardy, because Hardy has the transitional packages (e.g. it has
both gfortran and g77 ABI packages: libatlas 3g* vs atlas3*). But this
wouldn't work for earlier distributions.

> Well, I appreciate you doing that. Packaging is a thankless job...

Reducing the number of support emails is enough for me as an incentive :)

> This is the only other point I want to make: if you're building from the
> same .dsc, it means you're using the same control/rules/patches. (That's
> why I brought up the checksums and the signatures.)
>   

Yes, the problem is not how to avoid different packages from the .dsc,
but how to conditionally defines some sections in the control file and
rule files,

David


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