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Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/devel/hdf5

This broke h5utils. See pkgsrc-bulk.


On Sat, Feb 06, 2010 at 10:19:00PM +0000, Greg Troxel wrote:
> Module Name:  pkgsrc
> Committed By: gdt
> Date:         Sat Feb  6 22:19:00 UTC 2010
> Modified Files:
>       pkgsrc/devel/hdf5:
> Log Message:
> Disable szip by default, because it's non-free, following the general
> pkgsrc notion that free software should not depend on non-free
> software (because that results in not having distributable binary
> packages, and makes the build fail) unless skipping the dependency
> renders the software non-useful.
> (The hdf web page says that the default binary builds of hdf include
> szip support, but then go on about how users that don't qualify for
> the no-cost license have to install a different version.)
> If someone who grasps hdf5 can say that hdf5 w/o szip is generally not
> useful, we can turn this back on and disable by default the hdf5
> option in octave.
> To generate a diff of this commit:
> cvs rdiff -u -r1.5 -r1.6 pkgsrc/devel/hdf5/
> Please note that diffs are not public domain; they are subject to the
> copyright notices on the relevant files.

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