[GRASS5] Debian

Buchan Milne bgmilne at cae.co.za
Tue Dec 3 10:58:55 EST 2002

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Dan Jacobson wrote:
> One would expect the premier free GIS, GRASS,
> to have an up to date shiny version for the premier free distribution,
> Debian, of the premier free operating system, GNU/Linux.

Grass packages are availble in Mandrake 9.0 contrib, so you needn't
worry ;-).

(BTW, Mandrake is just as free as Debian ... for those who don't know).

> Could it be that Grass core developers mostly use "other leading
> brands"?  No announcements of new items should be made until that item
> is also nicely packaged and ready for debian.
> Let's make the grass installation experience a simple "apt-get"
> instead of an arduous "educational experience".
> That um, I just happen to use Debian, is, um just a coincidence :-)

Run Mandrake 9.0, and you can:

# urpmi grass
Then, click the menu icon ..

In fact, I even have grass-5.0.0 RPMs for 8.2 that are urpmi-able, but
Mandrake 9.0 Powerpack/DVD will have them on the media, otherwise setup
a contrib source for urpmi.


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