ARPACK - Change of upstream

José Matos jamatos at
Sun Dec 11 19:41:13 UTC 2011

On 12/11/2011 06:46 PM, Jussi Lehtola wrote:
> Hi,
> 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?
> [1]
> [2]

What is the prospect of adoption from those packages that use arpack?

If the new package becomes the de-facto upstream for arpack I would say
that it does not need a new review it is just the upstream url source
that has changed.


José Matos

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