[GRASSLIST:2994] Re: Markus should become the new Debian Grass maintainer

Dan Jacobson jidanni at jidanni.org
Fri Mar 19 18:43:02 EST 2004

Today I indeed looked at http://mpa.itc.it/markus/grass57/debian/grass57deb/
But instead of finding a *_i386.deb link which is about all my
Limited Edition Brain can handle, all I found was a mass of
instructions that scared me away, only proving my point that the idea
of a fresh Grass .deb is frayed and in tatters.

"apt-get install grass" always get something years behind, and some
dead-end branch or something due to lack of communication.

"dpkg -i grass" of some non-official package must be used, and low and
behold, there is some long instructions... not all .deb users have
compile skills, that is one of the reasons there are .debs and not
just .tar.gz's.

Solution: make a grass_5.7.0_i386.deb etc. as the official debian version.

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