[Pkg-scicomp-devel] Bug#513415: suitesparse: please split libcolamd out into a separate package

Rene Engelhard rene at debian.org
Fri Feb 13 15:46:41 UTC 2009

severity 513415 wishlist


Chris Cheney wrote:
> libcolamd should be split out since OpenOffice.org uses it to help
> reduce install footprint. I maintain OOo in Ubuntu and have made this
> change in Ubuntu already, but after talking to Rene, the Debian
> OpenOffice.org maintainer, he would like to see this changed in Debian
> as well.

Indeed. Though openoffice.org does (due to the symbols stuff) not depend
on it anymore directly although it does -lcolamd for safety, it depends
on lp-solve (liblpsolve55.so) which depends on it...

I think it's wortwhile to split it our to not force lp-solve users install
loads of stuff (fortran..) the might not need. Maybe it would even make
sense to put every lib in an own package but that *might* be overhead -
your choice :)



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