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Bug#902976: ITP: netcdf-parallel -- Parallel build of NetCDF library

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Alastair McKinstry <mckinstry@xxxxxxxxxx>

* Package name    : netcdf-parallel
  Version         : 4.6.1
  Upstream Author : University Corporation for Atmospheric Research/Unidata
* URL             : https://github.com/Unidata/netcdf-c/releases
* License         : NetCDF (BSD-like)
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : Parallel build of NetCDF library

This is a fork of the NetCDF library, already present in Debian.
It will be identical except:
* It will provide MPI, pnetcdf builds rather than serial
* The library names will be libnetcdf_mpi, libnetcdf_pnetcdf, etc. (_mpi, _pnetcdf suffixes)
* Versioned symbols will be used

It is expected that only a few packages that prefer parallel NetCDF will be converted
to use this package - most will continue with the original NetCDF package.

It is planned to work with upstream to get versioned symbols accepted.

This package is necessary because it is not possible currently to enable all functionality
in any single build of NetCDF - use of Compression, etc. in netcdf-4 requires  a serial build.
It is hoped that upstream work will make this package unnecessary in the long term (post-Buster)