Why so many versions of the port science/hdf?

Quincey Koziol koziol at hdfgroup.org
Tue May 10 23:46:12 UTC 2011

On May 10, 2011, at 8:56 AM, Anton Shterenlikht wrote:

> 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.

	Moving up to hdf5-18 would be best, if it's possible.


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