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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] [OMPI svn] svn:open-mpi r29633 - in trunk: . contrib contrib/dist/linux contrib/dist/linux/debian contrib/dist/linux/debian/source
From: Mike Dubman (miked_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-11-07 13:21:23

sorry, I though it was mentioned:
motivation is to build .deb OMPI package as part of debian/ubuntu ofed
(similar logic/rationale as which is part of OMPI)

On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 8:15 PM, Jeff Squyres (jsquyres)

> 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.
> However, both of these are distinguished by the fact that Debian has a
> strong, community-involved Open MPI package maintainer (Sylvestre Ledru <
> sylvestre_at_[hidden]>, who has already replied on these threads). It
> seems weird for us to supplant his package for no reason -- is this new
> OMPI Debian package better than his for some reason? I.e., what is the
> exact motivation for this new Debian package? No information has been
> provided on this front, which makes me very leery of it.
> --
> Jeff Squyres
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