dweber at macports.org
Fri Nov 6 15:34:30 PST 2009
I've got a hdf5 dilemma ;-)
$ port installed hdf5*
The following ports are currently installed:
hdf5 @1.6.9_0+threadsafe (active)
$ sudo port activate hdf5-18 @1.8.3_1
---> Activating hdf5-18 @1.8.3_1
Error: port activate failed: Image error: /opt/local/bin/gif2h5 is being
used by the active hdf5 port. Please deactivate this port first, or use
'port -f activate hdf5-18' to force the activation.
The hdf5 and hdf5-18 ports are behaving like separate ports, up to the point
of activation conflicts. There are two maintainers for these ports (in the
CC list of this email); can we get together on this and work out the
Is it possible to have multiple version specific libs/bins installed? Is it
as simple as providing some version specific file-name mangles (with
symlinks and maybe a hdf5_select utility like the gcc_select or
A quick search on the user email list brings up a number of ports that
depend on hdf5 with dependency build issues.
What is the current status of play on hdf5 and what is the recommended
version to have installed?
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