[Rd] Why not in Debian distro?
Prof Brian D Ripley
Wed, 8 Aug 2001 08:01:07 +0100 (BST)
On Tue, 7 Aug 2001, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> [ Sorry for chiming in late, but was off email when this thread started ]
> "Tony" == A J Rossini <email@example.com> writes:
> Peter> "Peter" == Peter Dalgaard <BSA <firstname.lastname@example.org>> writes:
> Peter> later. Whatever happened to the internal Debian discussions on
> Peter> creating a faster upgrade path for applications?
> That is not the real problem. The real problem is (soon, hopefully: was) the
> dependency on Atlas in Debian's r-base package, and the lack of Atlas libs
> for architectures beyond i386, alpha and sparc. Because of the this, the last
> pre-Atlas-as-default remained in the released distribution (aka "stable") as
> release are required to contain the same package set across architectures.
Just for information, can someone tell me how Debian (which has a `i386'
port) can possibly use ATLAS properly? I find that there are major
performance differences between versions of ATLAS tuned on different
Pentium II chips (PII-450 vs mobile PII-366, for example) so that a large
part of the performance gain goes if they are switched.
Reason for question: I might put out an ATLAS-equipped Windows version of R
if I had any idea how to produce a `i386' version of ATLAS.
Brian D. Ripley, email@example.com
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