[GRASSLIST:2996] Re: Markus should become the new Debian Grass maintainer

Markus Neteler neteler at itc.it
Sat Mar 20 03:49:28 EST 2004

On Sat, Mar 20, 2004 at 07:43:02AM +0800, Dan Jacobson wrote:
> 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.


But in the first place we need a debian developer to support it.
The maximum I can do as a non-debian developer is to provide
instructions how to compile it on Debian :-)

Markus Neteler

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