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

Rafael Laboissiere rafael at debian.org
Sat Feb 14 10:57:07 UTC 2009

* Rene Engelhard <rene at debian.org> [2009-02-13 16:46]:

> 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...

Okay, since both the Ubuntu maintainer and the Debian OpenOffice Team think
it is appropriate, I will integrate the Ubuntu patch.

> 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 :)

Yes, it would be a big overhead, IMO.  Let us just split colamd for now.



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