[GRASSLIST:4420] GRASS packages are now in Debian/Unstable
ihatejunkyabastards at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 4 09:28:07 EDT 2002
Just saw that Federico Di Gregorio's GRASS packages (5.0pre4) for Debian
have made it into the Unstable archive. This is truly wonderful news for
Debian users, as it makes installation really really really simple.
This may also be of interest to others, as Debian GNU/Linux runs on the
following hardware architectures:
Alpha, ARM, HP PA-RISC, Intel x86, Intel IA-64, Motorola 680x0, MIPS, MIPS
(DEC), PowerPC, IBM S/390, and SPARC.
- For those tracking the Unstable branch (sid), installation is just:
apt-get install grass
- For those tracking the Testing branch (sarge), the packages should
transfer over in six days time --barring any nasty bugs. When that
happens, installation will be as above. If you can't wait, see below
(substituting "testing" for "stable" in step 1, of course).
- For those with Debian 3.0 Stable (woody), you'll need to do this as root:
1) Add to the /etc/apt/apt.conf file:
2) To the end of your /etc/apt/sources.list file, add a line much like
deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
3) apt-get update
4) apt-get -t unstable install grass
The '-t unstable' will grab only the specific package (and anything it
depends on) from the Unstable archive. The rest of your system will
continue to follow Stable. (But do keep an eye on how much it wants to
install before pressing 'Y', as the depends can cascade - although this
shouldn't really be a problem right now as Stable and Testing are still
pretty close.) It's probably also a good idea to change the references in
steps 2 and 4 from unstable to testing once the packages actually arrive
in Testing -to avert future disasters; or just comment out the line in
your 'sources.list' after you are done.
- If you are still using Debian/Potato, I don't really know, but I'd guess
that compiling from source would probably be your best bet.
NB to the modem'd: The package (before dependencies) weighs in at 32mb.
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