[Pkg-scicomp-devel] Bug#495426: Bug#495426: paraview: Please used packaged vtk

Ondrej Certik ondrej at certik.cz
Sun Aug 17 13:02:06 UTC 2008

On Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 2:31 PM, Christophe Prud'homme
<prudhomm at debian.org> wrote:
> Thomas,
> Thank you for your input,
> On Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 11:44 AM, Thomas Weber
> <thomas.weber.mail at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Package: paraview
>> Version: 3.2.2-1
>> Severity: wishlist
>> Hi,
>> I just removed vtk and was surprsied that paraview wasn't removed by
>> dependencies. It seems paraview uses its own internal copy of VTK.
>> Any chance of using the packaged vtk package instead?
> I don't think so no
> Both, paraview and vtk are developed by kitware. They ship their own
> version of vtk with paraview to ensure compatibility and avoid
> nightmares when developing both software.
> Sorry for the inconvenience

Yes, as Christophe said, unfortunately even Kitware ships their own
vtk with paraview, so unless there is enough manpower in Debian to
maintain paraview with our vtk version, it won't happen, becuase
neither me or Christophe has time for this.


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