[petsc-dev] Sean is going to love this

Matthew Knepley knepley at gmail.com
Mon Dec 22 21:39:53 CST 2014

On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 8:31 PM, Barry Smith <bsmith at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:
>   In the past we've been not particularly supportive of getting PETSc in
> Linux package systems, in fact we've been a bit antagonistic.  We should
> change this.

I have the same objection as before, namely that many of our users want
extra packages. Moreover,
even the ones that start with a plain vanilla installation often want to
add packages later.

Thus, I could see us being distributed by a package manager IF we retained
the ability to reconfigure
and rebuild. I would like the packaged version to retain all the configure
stuff and ARCH directory so
that a user can call the reconfigure script with extra arguments and
rebuild the package themselves.



>   Barry

What most experimenters take for granted before they begin their
experiments is infinitely more interesting than any results to which their
experiments lead.
-- Norbert Wiener
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