xdmf external resources

Asked by Alex

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, just upgraded.

I was looking in the package repository for the package: XDMF (eXtensible Data Model and Format library).
There are two packages available under this name:


and the last one is described here: http://packages.ubuntu.com/source/precise/xdmf

I think there is a problem, or at least something really confusing, in the description. In fact the package is described as the library spelled: X - D - M - F (eXtensible Data Model and Format library)


the external resource homepage (the link associated with the package) redirects to a different library, spelled: X - M - D - F (eXtensible Model Data Format) (http://www.xmswiki.com/xms/XMDF)

the two libs are slightly different in terms of spelling (XDMF vs XMDF), but they are really different in what they do.
These are the two sites:

XDMF : http://www.xdmf.org/index.php/Main_Page
XMDF: http://www.xmswiki.com/xms/XMDF

and, as pointed out in the two wiki pages for the two libs:

XDMF: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XDMF
XMDF: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XMDF

they are different things and one should not confuse them.

Basically the description of the package is taken from the XDMF page (http://www.xdmf.org/index.php/Main_Page) but the homepage external resource is the other one XMDF (http://www.xmswiki.com/xms/XMDF)

Could you please check that and solve this confusing issue?

I will be waiting for your feedback.

Thanks in advance,

Alessandro Palmas.

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Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

As far as I know the packages.ubuntu.com web page takes the homepage information from the control file, and that seems to be wrong http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-branches/ubuntu/utopic/xdmf/utopic/view/head:/debian/control

This file has been taken over from Debian, and there is already a bug report for that problem https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=744088

I assume that as soon as that error is solved in Debian, the corrected will we taken over by Ubuntu and consequently the link in packages.ubuntu.com will be corrected. I cannot predict how long such correction might take.

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Alex (acelevel23) said :

OK so IT IS A BUG, inherited from the Debian package details.
When that one will be fixed, this one should be fixed automatically too.