Why so many versions of the port science/hdf?

Anton Shterenlikht mexas at bristol.ac.uk
Tue May 10 14:11:39 UTC 2011

On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 08:05:02AM -0500, Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:
> Why are there three versions of science/hdf in the ports?
> This is causing problems for me when I try to build the port 
> octave-forge.  As dependencies, it calls in the octave port (which 
> currently defaults to hdf5), the cgnslib port (which uses hdf5-18), and 
> the opendx port (which uses hdf).  All of these ports function perfectly 
> well with hdf5.18, because all the different versions of hdf conflict 
> with each other.
> If we could settle on using hdf5-18 throughout, that would be great.  (I 
> currently maintain opendx, so that would be something I can fix.)
> Are there ports that need hdf but don't build with hdf5-18?

science/paraview is currently built with hdf5.
Perhaps you should ask its maintainer, devel at stasyan.com,
whether hdf5-18 is a good idea.

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