Bug#577610: patch to correct ATLAS shlibs information

Aaron M. Ucko ucko at debian.org
Fri Jul 9 14:23:55 UTC 2010

Sylvestre Ledru <sylvestre at debian.org> writes:

> Are you sure it is not the bug #588175 ?

Although that bug (which I had missed, BTW; thanks for pointing it
out) likely increased the impact of #577610, I would say that ATLAS's
shlibs files still need to (re)allow alternative dependencies.  The
different libatlas3gf-* packages all (compatibly) define the same
symbols, and libblas.so.3gf and liblapack.so.3gf can just as well come
from libblas3gf and liblapack3gf respectively, so there is no need to
insist on the specific ATLAS variant against which a package happens
to have been built.  To be sure, that will often be the generic
libatlas3gf-base, but I still shouldn't need to install it when I
already have libblas3gf, liblapack3gf, and libatlas3gf-amd64sse3.


Aaron M. Ucko, KB1CJC (amu at alum.mit.edu, ucko at debian.org)
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