[MacPorts] #48086: mpich subports use -devel suffix incorrectly

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Wed Jun 17 09:28:49 PDT 2015

#48086: mpich subports use -devel suffix incorrectly
  Reporter:  ryandesign@…  |      Owner:  eborisch@…
      Type:  defect        |     Status:  new
  Priority:  Normal        |  Milestone:
 Component:  ports         |    Version:  2.3.99
Resolution:                |   Keywords:
      Port:  mpich         |

Comment (by eborisch@…):

 I will have to think about this more later; I will say that mpich /
 openmpi are a bit of 'odd ducks' here as they both provide an MPI
 implementation (compiler wrappers, headers, libraries) that are designed
 to be interchangeable and share a select interface ('mpi'). As such, it is
 nice to be able to have multiple flavors available (even installed at the
 same time) for use **outside of macports** for testing MPI (for example
 against current and beta versions of MPICH) software. Ports that use mpi
 (via the mpi port group) get their compiler values set to the explicit
 paths -- without requiring select's use; the variants selected determines
 which one is used.

 The original discussion referenced in #14540 was prior to {{{port
 select}}}'s inclusion (r44693) -- which may influence the discussion
 depending on your viewpoint.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.macports.org/ticket/48086#comment:1>
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