[Pkg-scicomp-devel] Bug#552429: [Pkg-openmpi-maintainers] Bug#552429: MPI: fix alternatives mess with runtime environment

Lucas Nussbaum lucas at lucas-nussbaum.net
Wed Nov 11 12:43:22 UTC 2009

On 11/11/09 at 11:23 +0100, Manuel Prinz wrote:
> > mpiexec and mpirun are the same even in MPICH2. mpiexec is required by
> > the MPI standard, so all implementations provide it. mpirun is just kept
> > around for backward compatibility since the MPI-1 days.
> I was not aware of that. So maybe using "mpiexec" as the master
> alternative might be better/more intuitive?

I would vote for keeping it as is, so we don't need to change LAM and
mpich. It's not really exposed to users anyway.
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