[Numpy-discussion] python-numpy debian package and f2py

Pearu Peterson pearu@cens.ioc...
Mon Dec 3 02:20:45 CST 2007


f2py is part of numpy and therefore there is no need to
have python-f2py package. The version number of f2py
(2_3816, for instance), indicates which SVN commit changed
the f2py package and has local usage only.

python-f2py package could be retained only for backward
compatibilty for users who are importing f2py2e package
and for users who need Numeric and numarray support in f2py.
Otherwise there is no need for it.

Note that if debian is going to ship Numeric then it should
also ship python-f2py. But this means that one cannot
install numpy as the will be a conflict of f2py scripts.


On Mon, December 3, 2007 2:52 am, Ondrej Certik wrote:
> Hi,
> I am a comaintainer of the python-scipy package in Debian and now it
> seems to be in quite a good shape. However, the python-numpy package
> is quite a mess, so as it usually goes in opensource, I got fedup and
> I tried to clean it. But I noticed, that f2py was moved from external
> package into numpy, however
> the versions mishmatch:
> The newest (deprecated) python-f2py package in Debian has a version
> 2.45.241+1926, so I assume this was the version of f2py, before
> merging
> with numpy. However, the f2py in numpy says when executing:
> Version:     2_3816
> numpy Version: 1.0.3
> so I assume the version of f2py in numpy is 2_3816? So has the
> versioning scheme of f2py changed? Another question - since both numpy
> and f2py
> is now built from the same source, doesn't f2py simply has the same
> version as numpy, i.e. 1.0.3?  Note: I know there is a newer numpy
> release, but that's
> not the point now.
> I am asking because we probably will have to remove the old
> python-f2py package and build a new one from the sources of numpy,
> etc., and it will
> take some time until this happens (ftpmasters need to remove the old
> package from the archive, then the new binary package needs to go to
> the
> NEW queue for approval etc.), so I would like to make sure I
> understand the versioning and the future plans with numpy and f2py,
> before starting
> the transition in Debian.
> Actually, does it even make sense to create a python-f2py package? It
> seems so (to me), it's a separate program. But since you decided to
> merge it
> with numpy, what are your thoughts about it?
> Thanks a lot,
> Ondrej
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