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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] [EXTERNAL] Re: [OMPI svn-full] svn:open-mpi r29615 - in trunk: . contrib contrib/dist/linux debian debian/source
From: Barrett, Brian W (bwbarre_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-11-06 18:13:32


On 11/6/13 4:07 PM, "Ralph Castain" <rhc_at_[hidden]> wrote:

>Afraid I couldn't parse that debian link - no idea what any of it meant,
>and there was no identified problem listed there.

There's a bugs column you can click on the find the list of outstanding
bugs.

>My concern here is that we seem to be putting something in the OMPI code
>base that has nothing to do with OMPI itself. Debian has had an OMPI
>package for awhile now, and inserting the required infrastructure to
>create the desired package is part of that game. I have yet to see an
>explanation for what changed at their level that now requires a change at
>ours, so perhaps that would have been the place to start.
>
>Can someone explain what happened at the Debian packaging level? Maybe a
>directory is now required, or maybe some other solution would be
>better/appropriate.

I don't think anything changed on the Debian / Ubuntu front. What
Sylvestre and Chris explained is that they're going to ignore what
Mellanox did and use their own packaging scripts. What changed is that
Mellanox decided, with no prior discussion, to add a set of Debian
packages, for reasons that have yet to be explained.

Mellanox, to be clear, I understand why you've put the files in /debian/
(as opposed to /contrib). What I don't understand is why you added them
in the first place. Could you please do so?

Brian

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  Brian W. Barrett
  Scalable System Software Group
  Sandia National Laboratories