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

help at hdfgroup.org help at hdfgroup.org
Mon Apr 8 18:13:50 UTC 2013

Hello All,

You should not have to install multiple HDF5 libraries. You can use the
same library for parallel or serial use, which is why it works the way
it does.

Can you give us more information on why you would like to have the
parallel library renamed?


Barbara Jones
The HDF Helpdesk

The HDF Group
help at hdfgroup.org

On Mon, 8 Apr 2013, Sylvestre Ledru wrote:

> 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.)
> "
> Sylvestre


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