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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] [EXTERNAL] Re: [OMPI svn] svn:open-mpi r29633 - in trunk: . contrib contrib/dist/linux contrib/dist/linux/debian contrib/dist/linux/debian/source
From: Barrett, Brian W (bwbarre_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-11-07 14:21:17

On 11/7/13 11:15 AM, "Jeff Squyres (jsquyres)" <jsquyres_at_[hidden]> wrote:

>On Nov 7, 2013, at 9:10 AM, Ralph Castain <rhc_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> how it is differ from other related stuf kept in svn to support:
>>> - rpm based distros? (dist/linux/)
>>> - macos (contrib/dist/macosx-pkg/)
>>> - __debian_stuff_could_be_here_as_well
>> That's a fair point - I'll let the folks who added those directories
>>chime in as to their views on the difference, if any - I think some of
>>those may be historical and quite stale (i.e., they may only be there
>>because we forgot they existed)
>The RPM stuff that is there is for the official SRPM that is distributed
>on This SRPM is not used by any distro -- it is used
>by users. Distros have their own, very customized, RPMs for Open MPI.
>The Mac OS X package is defunct and should probably be removed. But it
>was also used by users to install/uninstall Open MPI because OS X never
>provided one themselves.

I'm not sure it's defunct, we just don't build packages any more. If
nothing else, it's a good example of how to build fat binaries for Open


  Brian W. Barrett
  Scalable System Software Group
  Sandia National Laboratories