gf2x: Fast arithmetic in GF(2)[x] and searching for irreducible/primitive trinomials

Description

gf2x is a C/C++ software package containing routines for fast arithmetic in GF(2)[x] (multiplication, squaring, GCD) and searching for irreducible/primitive trinomials.

Website: http://gf2x.gforge.inria.fr/

License

  • GNU GPLv2+.

Upstream Contact

  • Richard Brent

  • Pierrick Gaudry

  • Emmanuel Thomé

  • Paul Zimmermann

Dependencies

  • None

Special Update/Build Instructions

  • As some patches touch config/acinclude.m4, we have to touch aclocal.m4, configure, Makefile.in and gf2x/gf2x-config.h.in to prevent autotools to try to regenerate these files.

Patches

  • 0001-Trac-15014-Let-gf2x-build-a-shared-library-on-Cygwin.patch: pass -no-undefined flag to libtool.

  • 0002-tr-portability.patch: backport upstream fix for non-portable tr use

  • 0003-Improve-detection-of-sse2-support.patch: backport upstream improved check for sse2

  • 0004-Add-disable-hardware-specific-code.patch: add option -disable-hardware-specific-code to build system. This is partly backported from upstream.

  • 0005-Update-autotooled-files.patch: the above patches make changes to code used by autotools for generation of the build system. This patches those files, so that autotools need not be installed.

  • 0006-Fix_make_check_not_failing_on_errors.patch: (upstream patch) Fix bug in shell script such that ‘make check’ always fails upon errors.

Type

standard

Version Information

package-version.txt:

1.3.0

Equivalent System Packages

arch:

$ sudo pacman -S  gf2x

conda:

$ conda install gf2x

Debian/Ubuntu:

$ sudo apt-get install  libgf2x-dev

Fedora/Redhat/CentOS:

$ sudo yum install  gf2x gf2x-devel

freebsd:

$ sudo pkg install math/gf2x

opensuse:

$ sudo zypper install "pkgconfig(gf2x)"

void:

$ sudo xbps-install  gf2x-devel

See https://repology.org/project/gf2x/versions

If the system package is installed, ./configure will check whether it can be used.