Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1007058
Remove default linkage to ATLAS in gsl
Last modified: 2015-02-21 17:49:05 EST
I'm the reason why GSL is nowadays linked with ATLAS. However, I've realized since that the GSL library is not linked by default to a CBLAS library just because upstream wants this option to be left to the user
Now that there is actually a better BLAS library in Fedora, namely OpenBLAS, I'd recommend returning gsl to the original state of requiring the specification of a CBLAS library at link time.
Ping, any progress?
I can address this myself.
This change broke opengrm-ngram. It now has undefined symbols at runtime. In fact, this change will have broken lots of (if not all) gsl-using libraries and applications. At the very least, maintainers of all affected packages should have been notified of this change. Even better would have been a rebuild of all affected programs to find out which ones would break.
In my opinion, this change should be announced on fedora-devel immediately, with follow up emails or bugs filed against all affected packages.
Good suggestion, on it.