[petsc-dev] [Mike McQuaid] Re: [Homebrew/homebrew-core] PETSc: import from homebrew-science (#23598)

Lisandro Dalcin dalcinl at gmail.com
Mon Feb 26 00:58:59 CST 2018

On 25 February 2018 at 20:11, Smith, Barry F. <bsmith at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:
>    Lisandro,
>     I don't understand this. Are you saying that the PETSc installer installs a bunch of files it shouldn't so you strip them out
> after the install is run?


>    The PETSc installer is a nice flexible piece of python code. I don't understand why you people who understand which files
> shouldn't be installed don't just edit the installer to prevent it from installing things it shouldn't instead of writing ad hoc post-install
> cleanup scripts. Why is "fixing" the installer so difficult that you guys just leave it in a broken state for years? (The reason I don't "fix" it
> is that I don't know what needs to be fixed since I don't interact with the package managers.

Well, maybe just because I don't know how to properly "fix" it?

Lisandro Dalcin
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