[petsc-dev] PTScotch 6

Jed Brown jedbrown at mcs.anl.gov
Tue Mar 19 10:57:41 CDT 2013

On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 10:52 AM, Jose E. Roman <jroman at dsic.upv.es> wrote:

> I guess this is not so important to fix in 3.3.

Yeah, we don't normally include include new feature-releases of external
packages in maintenance releases. In that case, the branch can start at

> They have separated the sequential and parallel versions. From file
> INSTALL.txt:
>   Since version 6.0, the Scotch and PT-Scotch packages can be made
>   independent. The libScotch will not be tied by any dependency against
>   any MPI package, while the libPTScotch has to depend on the one with
>   which it has been compiled, in addition to the libScotch package that
>   it uses.
>   In versions 5.x, the libPTScotch also contained a modified copy of the
>   libScotch. It is no longer the case, which will result in lower disk
>   footprint.

Okay, this is much more sane.
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