ARPACK - Change of upstream

Jussi Lehtola jussilehtola at
Sun Dec 11 18:46:34 UTC 2011


ARPACK used to be a project at Rice University [1], but they abandoned
it many years ago. After that many projects (e.g. Octave and Scilab)
started bundling their own patched versions of the software to fix the
bugs they had found in the package. The Fedora and Debian packages had
their own patches as well.

Recently, a collaboration has picked up the pieces and started
maintaining a new fork of ARPACK [2].

Can I just change the arpack package to use the new tarballs, or does
using them require a re-review of the software?

Jussi Lehtola
Fedora Project Contributor
jussilehtola at

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