TL;DR: there is no new versions of PyOpenCL nor PyCUDA
packages for Debian nor Ubuntu.
On Mon, 2019-10-07 at 18:47 -0500, Andreas Kloeckner wrote:
Shivangi Agarwal <shivangiagarwal53(a)gmail.com> writes:
> I installed pyopencl using apt on ubuntu16.04 but it installs an
> version (which doesn't work when CUDA is installed):
You should be able to just swap out the libOpenCL for a better one
(ocl-icd or Khronos).
> python-pyopencl/xenial 2015.1-2build3 amd64
> Python module to access OpenCL parallel computation API
> I was wondering if this pkg will be updated to install a new
Not sure, but Tomasz (the package maintainer) might know.
I maintain PyCUDA and PyOpenCL Debian packages.
Debian has few suites: unstable (new packages go there),
testing (when there is no error in packages in unstable,
packages migrate to testing) and stable. Stable is done
on basis of testing.
Both unstable and testing are rolling releases - new versions
of packages are uploaded there. Stable, on the other hand,
contains set of unchanging software. Packages are uploaded there
only when errors are discovered; and those are not new versions of
packages, but only bug fixes. In other words, when stable contains
PyOpenCL 2018.1.1, it'll contain this version for ever.
Ubuntu (slightly simplifying) takes packages from Debian (unstable
and testing), slightly modifies them, adds their own software and
fixes, and reelases distribution. Then you can think of it as
of Debian stable - so now new version of software.
Debian contains something called backports - where some maintainers
upload new versions of packages. But this is not enabled by default,
and not all packages are available there. For example I don't upload
PyCUDA/PyOpenCL to backports. I do not know whether Ubuntu has concept
similar to backports - maybe via PPA? But as I am not involved with
Ubuntu, I cannot help with that.
You can always compile latest version package from source. You can
either take PyOpenCL sources from git, or source package from Debian
unstable - and then build proper package. This way you'll make sure
that it takes care of all dependencies and is properly integrated with
rest of system.
Tomasz Rybak, Debian Developer <serpent(a)debian.org>
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