[PyCUDA] Debian packaging of PyCUDA
bogomips at post.pl
Thu May 20 11:23:37 PDT 2010
Dnia 2010-05-20, czw o godzinie 11:06 +0100, Alan pisze:
> This is nice and given the similarities of Debian and Ubuntu, any
> chance of this deb pack to work with Ubuntu?
As I checked Ubuntu (at least Lucid Lynx) does not have libcuda;
this library is packaged in Debian and maintainers take care
that it is in version compatible with drivers present
in the distribution.
I am also not sure what version of nVidia drivers is present
in Ubuntu - looking at names of packages the latest is 185, which
might be to old to be able to run CUDA programs.
As pycuda depends on nVidia drivers, libcuda and CUDA toolkit,
I am not sure whether package depending on programs and libraries
not existing in distribution will be accepted. Of course that would
not present someone from creating private repository.
Problem with that is that I do not have experience with Ubuntu
policies and do not have easy access to the machine with Ubuntu
and nVidia hardware. The only computer with Ubuntu I have is eeePC 701,
having Intel GPU. The earliest I might be able to sit in front
of such a machine with Ubuntu+nVidia will be in the end of the next
For now I intend to focus on making sure that Debian packages
are as good as I can, and then will look at Ubuntu side of packaging
pycuda. In the long run I would like for pycuda be both in Debian
and Ubuntu (from what I can see many of students installing Linux
on laptops install Ubuntu, so it would mean that they could install
pycuda with ease) but I do need to focus on packaging for Debian.
pycuda is the first package I am creating and I do not believe
that it would be wise to try to do dual-system package with
my (limited) level of knowledge.
So in summary - you need patience for now.
> On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 06:54, Andreas Kloeckner
> <lists at informa.tiker.net> wrote:
> Hi Tomasz,
> On Wed, 19 May 2010 23:55:08 +0200, Tomasz Rybak
> <bogomips at post.pl> wrote:
> > After advices from list and some reading I have put new
> > of PyCUDA (and pytools) pacages:
> > http://www.bogomips.w.tkb.pl/cuda.html#Debian
> > http://www.bogomips.w.tkb.pl/cuda/
> Nice! Thanks for the work you've put into this.
> I've added a link to your page to the Wiki:
> What would it take to get this into Debian proper? Anything I
> can do to
> PyCUDA mailing list
> PyCUDA at tiker.net
> Alan Wilter S. da Silva, D.Sc. - CCPN Research Associate
> Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge.
> 80 Tennis Court Road, Cambridge CB2 1GA, UK.
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