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bug #56162: [octave forge] (econometrics) optional dependence on MPI

Submitter:  Muhali <muhali>
Submitted:  Thu 18 Apr 2019 01:03:40 PM UTC
Category:  Octave Package Severity:  2 - Minor
Priority:  3 - Low Item Group:  Documentation
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  * Open
Release:  * dev Operating System:  * GNU/Linux
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
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Sun 27 Oct 2019 09:10:11 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Added a patch that checks if LAM_* functions exist (those used in the econometrics package, at least) and errors if not. This can be used if the maintainer decides to take this route.

Created a new private `check_dependencies()' function since there were 5 different functions where the LAM functionality is used. Having a separate function will allow easier updates if the dependencies change.

That being said, it looks like LAM/MPI was retired in 2015. Should this dependency be upgraded to use another MPI implementation, such as OpenMPI?

I don't know enough about Octave development to know if this is possible or necessary.

(file #47753)

Anthony Morast <amorast>
Thu 18 Apr 2019 05:55:24 PM UTC, comment #1: 

The package maintainer might consider adding clearer error reporting if the user calls functions with parallel options but LAM functions are not found (using 'exist').

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
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Thu 18 Apr 2019 01:03:40 PM UTC, original submission:  

The econometrics package seems somewhat outdated. For example, when running the kernel_example.m script with compute_nodes > 0 one gets

error: 'LAM_Init' undefined near line 83 column 3

That dependence (on MPI) should be mentioned explicitly in the documentation.

Muhali <muhali>


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file #47753:  lam_dependency_check.patch added by amorast (4KiB - text/x-patch)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2019-10-27 amorast Attached File- Added lam_dependency_check.patch, #47753
    2019-04-18 mtmiller Severity3 - Normal 2 - Minor
        Priority5 - Normal 3 - Low
        Item GroupNone Documentation
        Release5.1.0 dev
        Summary(econometrics) dependence on MPI [octave forge] (econometrics) optional dependence on MPI

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