[Pkg-octave-devel] Bug#686926: Bug#686926: liboctave-dev: creates broken .oct files when the OpenMPI flavor of HDF5 (libhdf5-openmpi-dev) is installed

Sylvestre Ledru sylvestre at debian.org
Mon Apr 8 13:42:10 UTC 2013

Add HDF5 upstream contact address.

On 08/04/2013 15:17, Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso wrote:
> On 4 April 2013 19:54, Bradley M. Froehle <brad.froehle at gmail.com> wrote:
>> If only there was a way for the different variants of HDF5 to be simultaneously installable…
> I think this is the real problem,and it goes way up to HDF5 upstream.
> They basically ship two completely different libraries with the same
> soname and the same symbols. *That* is the real bug.
I do agree with Jordi.

I reported the issue upstream on this subject a while ago (feb 2012) and
the anwser was:

There are no current plans to change the parallel HDF5 library name to
another name. However, this has been a source of confusion over the years,
so I entered a bug report for it. (I don't know of any ramifications to
renaming the parallel library, but I think the best solution would
be for us to provide it with a different name.)

For your reference, the bug report is HDFFV-7925. (Our bug system is not
open but feel free to ask about it if you want to know the status.)


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