Package Details: hdfview 3.0-4

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Package Base: hdfview
Description: a GUI browser for reading hdf5 files
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Licenses: custom
Conflicts: hdfview-beta
Replaces: hdfview-beta
Submitter: eleftg
Maintainer: eleftg
Last Packager: eleftg
Votes: 5
Popularity: 0.074223
First Submitted: 2017-10-17 18:54
Last Updated: 2019-02-06 21:06

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chrisjbillington commented on 2019-03-13 02:45

One of the dependencies, hdf5-java, has had a new release on the AUR, leading to failure with:

Warning! HDF5 library version mismatched error The HDF5 header files used to compile this application do not match the version used by the HDF5 library to which this application is linked. Data corruption or segmentation faults may occur if the application continues. This can happen when an application was compiled by one version of HDF5 but linked with a different version of static or shared HDF5 library.

etc etc.

Rebuilding hdfview fixes it. You might consider bumping the PKGREL to prompt users to rebuild. However, hdf5-openmpi-java on the AUR has not had a version bump yet, so you would need to do it again when that bumps. Also since hdf5 in the arch repos hasn't been updated to 1.10.5 yet, we're currently in an annoying situation where say, h5py from the repos won't work with hdf5-java from the AUR since h5py was compiled with 1.10.4. Annoying that patch releases break hdf5 applications.

greyltc commented on 2019-02-07 19:36

@eleftg Please accept my apologies for upsetting you by flagging your package. I personally prefer people to flag the packages I maintain when they believe a change needs to be made.

I know I had some rational thought in my head when I specified =11, but I can't remember it anymore! Removed.

eleftg commented on 2019-02-06 21:39

@greyltc: First of all, calm down and refrain from marking a package out-of-date just because you find one of its dependencies absurd and the maintainer is not immediately responsive to your comments. I generally respond very quickly unless on holidays or traveling abroad with limited access.

Secondly, you are right, there is no reason it should depend on the openmpi version, but this is what I exclusively use and it didn't cross my mind to create a minimalist hdf5-java like you did (bravo for that). So I introduced an unnecessary dependency without thinking it through.

Thirdly, avoid forcing the version of openjdk in your PKGBUILD (=11) unless there is a very specific, compelling reason to do so. Just like I ignored all those people out there who do not necessarily use the openmpi variant of hdf5, you tend to ignore all those who still work with java 8 (LTS until Dec 2020) and are happy with it.

greyltc commented on 2019-02-03 17:59

Why should this depend on the openmpi version of hdf5? Please change the dependency to hdf5-java.

eleftg commented on 2018-10-16 17:25

Now fixed. I installed java 10 and was able to reproduce your issue. Found two workarounds and picked the less intrusive one (increasing stack limit)

Thanks for reporting

feinfinger commented on 2018-10-16 11:33

Hm, I'm using java 10. The error occurs when the build script issues chmod on a copy of jre in these lines of build.xml: <chmod perm="ugo+rx"> <fileset dir="${release.dir}/jre" includes="**/**"> </fileset></chmod> Apparently, this tries to issue chomd with too many arguments which, in a shell, could be circumvented by using something like: find . --exec chmod {}.

eleftg commented on 2018-10-15 08:14

I have no idea. Are you building with java 7? If yes, do you get the same error when building with java 8?

feinfinger commented on 2018-10-11 07:21

Build fails for me since the last update: .../hdfview/src/hdfview-3.0/build.xml:838: Execute failed: Cannot run program "chmod" (in directory ".../hdfview/src/hdfview-3.0"): error=7, Argument list too long Any ideas what's going wrong?

eleftg commented on 2018-10-04 09:16

oops... Indeed, I apologize for that. Did a last minute change and forgot to update the checksum before committing. Will correct it as soon as possible.

greyltc commented on 2018-10-04 08:59

the checksum for HDFView.desktop is wrong