Subject: Re: the name of math/lapack
To: Adam Ciarcinski <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/19/2003 09:33:57
On Wed, 19 Nov 2003, Adam Ciarcinski wrote:

> I just wonder why math/lapack is called 'lapack-20010201'.
> It uses the source code dated May 31, 2000, and the website claims it is
> version 3.0 (+ updates).
> Can we, possibly, fix that?

Do you have any suggestions?

FreeBSD's port is named lapack-3.0 although it appears to not be 3.0
(since it has update).

Debian's package is named lapack 3.0.20000531a-25.

The official RPM from is named

Since the official RPM is called "3_0-2" then we should use same, like:
"3.0.2" maybe.

I don't know about using a small version number now though. But maybe it
will be okay.

   Jeremy C. Reed

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