NVIDIA HPC SDK via apt

Hello

I have a question concerning the dependencies when install the HPC SDK via apt. When installing a specific version, i.e apt install nvhpc-22-3 then the latest version is always installed as well because the dependency seems to be:

nvhpc-22-3 -> nvhpc-2022 -> nvhpc-22-latest

This can be quite the issue as this leads to a consequent overhead in term of disk space/download/…

So my main question is, is this expected? And if yes what is the reason behind it? It would be nice to be able to install a specific version (in case a specific version of CUDA is wanted).

Thanks

Mathias

Hi Mathias,

I talked with the manager of team that does our release packaging and, no, this is not expected. He filed a problem report, TPR #32223, and will have his team investigate.

-Mat

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Hi

Thank you for the quick update, I’ll be on the lookout for an update.

Mathias

As a short-term work around, you might try the following:

# wget https://developer.download.nvidia.com/hpc-sdk/ubuntu/amd64/nvhpc-2022_22.3_amd64.deb
# apt-get install ./nvhpc-2022_22.3_amd64.deb

This should by-pass the dependencies.