[Pkg-octave-devel] The future of ARPACK and Octave

Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso jordigh at gmail.com
Thu Mar 10 23:33:18 UTC 2011

Notice I'm cross posting this to the Octave and Scientific Computing
Debian teams.

Octave recently released 3.4, and decided to bundle ARPACK with it,
because it was unmaintained. Now, Debian has an arpack package, and
that package has a bunch of rdepends.

So what should be done with ARPACK? If it's really unmaintained, do we
want to keep the Debian package? If we do, should we rip out the
ARPACK code from the Octave sources and patch its build system for the
3.4 Octave package?

- Jordi G. H.

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