[HEADSUP] Atlas changed libraries

Susi Lehtola jussilehtola at fedoraproject.org
Sun Sep 29 08:23:50 UTC 2013

On Sun, 29 Sep 2013 01:04:31 +0200
Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at chello.at> wrote:
> Susi Lehtola wrote:
> > If you link to -lblas, you're shooting yourself in the leg in the first
> > place, since that's the reference implementation on current Fedoras.
> In fact, I noticed that, and that's a serious packaging bug.
> If a package links -lblas -llapack, if ATLAS is installed, it'll get 
> reference BLAS and ATLAS LAPACK! If it links -llapack -lblas, it'll probably 
> get the ATLAS functions throughout, because then libatlas is resolved first. 
> That's very unexpected and broken behavior.

No, you're assuming nonstandard behavior. ATLAS has never done this.

I don't care what Debian does. Fedora tries to be in close contact with
upstream, which also includes not breaking their naming style.
Susi Lehtola
Fedora Project Contributor
jussilehtola at fedoraproject.org

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