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[Gcl-devel] Re: [Axiom-developer] compiling the algebra files with gcl

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: [Gcl-devel] Re: [Axiom-developer] compiling the algebra files with gcl
Date: 27 Aug 2003 17:29:38 -0400
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root <address@hidden> writes:

> Camm,
> re: debian package.
> The algebra code has 5 files which will not yet compile properly
> (due to mismaintained INTERP.EXPOSED). I'm working to solve this
> problem which has yet another subtle catch-22. I should have it
> done shortly and then there will be a "build from scratch"
> version on savannah.
> Of course, we have to run tests against it, etc. 

Great!  I'd like it if possible if axiom can be built with an external
unpatched gcl-2.5.4, which I'm trying to release shortly.  When the
build from scratch is in place, I'd like to fold all necessary axiom
patches into gcl upstream.

> You're welcome to build a debian package if you'd like. 
> We also have to discuss how we plan to support things like 
> apt and rpm files. I believe debian keeps them on their site
> but we need to figure out how to keep binaries on the main
> axiom site. Methinks Bill Page has already figured this out
> so he's "the expert" :-)

I have a little cron which installs the latest from the Debian site
onto ftp.gnu.org, then runs alien to make an rpm.  (ftp.gnu.org still
isn't back up after the security compromise :-().  The cron also pulls
a automatically generated solaris build on a machine at utexas.  Maybe
something similar would work?

I don't know if you think this is a good idea, but we could put a
debian subdir into the axiom source tree if you'd like.  Every Debian
package has one with the scripts and makefiles necessary to install
the package according to policy.  Normally this is maintained by the
Debian developer as a patch to the upstream source, but as you've
granted me rights on savannah, we could maintain this there via CVS.
Whatever you think is best of course.

Take care,

> Tim

Camm Maguire                                            address@hidden
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