Why so many versions of the port science/hdf?

Maho NAKATA chat95 at mac.com
Wed May 11 00:22:14 UTC 2011

Hi Stephen,

As the maintainer of octave port, if hdf5-18 is sufficient,
it's okay to replace with it.

 Nakata Maho

From: Stephen Montgomery-Smith <stephen at missouri.edu>
Subject: Why so many versions of the port science/hdf?
Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 08:05:02 -0500

> 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?
> Thanks, Stephen

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