[Fedora-packaging] MPI and Fortran drafts

Patrice Dumas pertusus at free.fr
Mon Jul 27 21:30:50 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 11:04:54PM +0300, Jussi Lehtola wrote:
> That was the opinion of Jakub Jelinek, one of the gcc maintainers.

But it stirred more conversation, the whole thread started at
I have reread it, gfortran developpers, in general didn't thought
that it should be version specific.

> I agree with you that normally that shouldn't have any effect as
> rebuilds of all packages take place when gfortran is upgraded, but given
> that on RHEL 5.3 there are two versions of gfortran (the default 4.1
> series and the tech preview, gcc43-gfortran, to be updated to
> gcc44-gfortran in 5.4), this might have an effect.

That doesn't necessarily call for a versionned directory for %_fmoddir.
The %_fmoddir of the main compiler may still not be versionned.
It calls for a specific subdirectory for gcc43-gfortran .mod files, 
though normally it should not be used by EPEL/RHEL packages. But this is 
not really needed for packaging, it is something users could even set 
on their own -- unless some packages require the tech preview, in that 
case they should not use _fmoddir anyway.

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