Thanks for the update Bruno. Sorry to hear about the difficult situation, you have my best wishes that it improves quickly!

I'm having a go at updating the VTK and Paraview packages myself.
So far it seems many of the existing Arch-specific patches have been upstreamed, which is nice.

It also seems that VTK now requires the "verdict" package, which is only in AUR, so this is a complication.
I assume "verdict" will have to be included into "Community" - fortunately it's an extremely simple PKGBUILD.

If I am able to to make VTK 9.2.6. and Paraview 5.11.0 compile from updated PKGBUILDs on my machine, I will get back to you.


On Mon, Feb 20, 2023 at 4:35 PM Archange <archange@archlinux.org> wrote:

Le 20 février 2023 18:35:45 GMT+04:00, "Åsmund Ervik"
<aaervik@gmail.com> a écrit :
>The paraview package is at version 5.10 and has been flagged as out-of-date
>since October.
>Are there any blockers for updating the package to 5.11?

Yes, me (this package is not trivial to upgrade, it requires some
knowledge of what things to check upstream when there is a major
upgrade). Plus some administrative issues regarding my internet
connection (or lack of).

Basically I’ve been underwater with work for months, it started to get
better but… I’ve been moving last month and my new home apparently does
not exist (depends on which service you ask, but when it comes to
network operators that’s basically it — I’ve been spending 1h per day by
phone or in person every day of the past four weeks to try to get this
solved). So I’m limited to my cellphone connection and huge packages
like Paraview and VTK aren’t going to be a possibility/priority.

I don’t see any positive exit from this situation within the next three
months, so the current ETA for me to return to active packaging is June
(because I’m moving temporarily somewhere that does have internet).