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

Lucas Nussbaum lucas at lucas-nussbaum.net
Wed Nov 18 13:35:50 UTC 2009

On 18/11/09 at 13:29 +0100, Manuel Prinz wrote:
> Hi Lucas!
> Am Dienstag, den 17.11.2009, 23:38 -0600 schrieb Lucas Nussbaum:
> > I'm still not convinced. For example, in preinst, you probably shouldn't
> > --remove-all mpirun.
> > Attached is a patch that works (apparently). I plan to do something very
> > similar in mpich2. Can you review/comment?
> Thanks for the patch. It indeed looks cleaner than my changes but I
> tested them with several MPI implementations installed and it always
> gave proper results. I'll test and apply your patch nevertheless, as it
> should not have side effects. Thanks for working on that!

Yeah, but the unconditional --removal-all looks a bit scary :-)

> I'm drowning in work at the moment, so I will not be able to upload a
> fixed version before Friday or Saturday.

Do you want me to upload an NMU ? I have time this week.

I'll also use the same code in mpich2, and test them together.
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