Bug#563705: [Pkg-scicomp-devel] Bug#563705: MPI: Add Fortran library symlink(s)

Lucas Nussbaum lucas at lucas-nussbaum.net
Mon Jan 4 19:21:26 UTC 2010

On 04/01/10 at 13:25 -0500, Adam C Powell IV wrote:
> Source: openmpi,mpich2,lam,mpich
> Severity: wishlist
> X-Debbugs-CC: debian-science at lists.debian.org
> Greetings,
> There are mpi alternative slaves for libmpi.so and libmpi++.so which are
> convenient for C and C++ development.  But a lot of MPI code is in
> Fortran (77 or 90), for which there are no such symlinks.  This requires
> packages to use various methods to determine which MPI implementation is
> installed by mpi-default-dev in order to figure out how to link to the
> Fortran lib.
> I propose libmpif77.so and libmpif90.so slaves to the mpi alternatives
> symlink which link to libfmpich.so, libmpi_f77.so, libmpi_f90.so etc.

Isn't it more appropriate to use mpif77/mpif90 (which are managed using
alternatives) to compile, instead of specifying the library to link to
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