mpi-default-bin - Standard MPI runtime programs (metapackage)

Distribution: Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository: Debian Main i386
Package name: mpi-default-bin
Package version: 1.0.2+nmu2
Package release:
Package architecture: i386
Package type: deb
Installed size: 27 B
Download size: 3.29 KB
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This metapackage depends on the runtime programs of the recommended MPI implementation for each platform, currently Open MPI on all of the platforms where it exists, and MPICH on the others. The package which this depends on has alternatives links for mpirun and mpiexec.




    Source package: mpi-defaults

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install mpi-default-bin deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install mpi-default-bin


    • /usr/share/doc/mpi-default-bin/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/mpi-default-bin/copyright


    2014-08-07 - Matthias Klose <> mpi-defaults (1.0.2+nmu2) unstable; urgency=medium * Non-maintainer upload. * Switch to openmpi on arm64, powerpcspe, ppc64 and ppc64el. Closes: #748510, #731646.

    2014-02-20 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <> mpi-defaults (1.0.2+nmu1) unstable; urgency=medium * Non-maintainer upload. * Switch to openmpi on mips/mipsel Same patch by Aurelien Jarno and Jurica Stanojkovic Closes: #733275, #738571

    2013-10-26 - S├ębastien Villemot <> mpi-defaults (1.0.2) unstable; urgency=low * Team upload * Fix the logic of debian/rules: it was broken by the renaming of mpich2 to mpich in the alternatives system * Update all dependencies to the new libmpich-dev and mpich packages (instead of the transitional packages libmpich2-dev and mpich2) * Replace MPICH2 by MPICH in package descriptions * Use canonical URLs in Vcs-* fields

    2011-12-04 - Sylvestre Ledru <> mpi-defaults (1.0.1) unstable; urgency=low * Team upload * Upload in unstable * Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format * Update of the description (clearly state that it is a metapackage) * Update of the target in debian/rules to match the policy * Fix the lintian warning debian-rules-missing-recommended-target

    2011-05-19 - Manuel Prinz <> mpi-defaults (1.0) experimental; urgency=low * Use MPICH2 instead of LAM on architectures not supported by Open MPI. Closes: #555653. * Updated list of architectures where Open MPI is supported. Closes: #553701, #627239. * Dropped MPICH from the list of known MPI implementations. * Updated Standards-Version to 3.9.2. No changes needed. * Added ${misc:Depends} to Depends fields to fix lintian warning. * Removed versioned Build-Dependency of debhelper.

    2009-07-01 - Manuel Prinz <> mpi-defaults (0.6) unstable; urgency=low * Set Standards-Version to 3.8.2. No changes needed. * Added lpia to list of supported architectures, defaulting to Open MPI. Thanks to Steven Susbauer! (Closes: #532643)

    2009-07-01 - Manuel Prinz <> mpi-defaults (0.5) unstable; urgency=low * Fix folding in Build-Depends, backslashes are no longer allowed by dpkg-dev (>= 1.15.3), fixing FTBFS with newer versions. Thanks to Cyril Brulebois for the patch! (Closes: #535230)

    2009-03-23 - Manuel Prinz <> mpi-defaults (0.4) unstable; urgency=low * debian/control: Fixed broken dependency line. (Closes: #520141) * Made LAM default on Sparc.

    2009-03-14 - Manuel Prinz <> mpi-defaults (0.3) unstable; urgency=low [ Manuel Prinz ] * Added myself to Uploaders. * Changed section of mpi-default-bin to "net" (Closes: #509782) * Mode LAM default on alpha, since Open MPI still has build issues. * Made Open MPI default on GNU/kFreeBSD. Thanks to Petr Salinger for the patch! (Closes: #513219) * Provide /usr/share/mpi-defaults-dev/debian_defaults with architecture- dependent information about the default MPI implementation, so build scripts can use it. Thanks to Daniel Leidert for the suggestion! (Closes: #518653)

    2008-12-05 - Adam C. Powell, IV <> mpi-defaults (0.2) unstable; urgency=low * Changed debhelper build-dep version to harmonize with compat. * Added binary-indep target (D'oh!).