[Developers] I might be interested in creating a debian package!

bigA jaguar.smart at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 16:17:59 PST 2010

Hi All,
I might be somewhat slow, I am just starting a Ph.D at UBC fisheries, and
helping to develop a flash device for R.
However, I think I can do this!  I haven't done it before either, but I have
experience reading Debian documentation and have been
mucking around with Debian for a while!

 I propose a three stage process.  Once I get the first stage done I might
need some help, I haven't really started using ADMB yet.
I have just compiled it from source and played with the examples.

1) I compile the main package, write a token man page, and figure out how to
get admb-mode automatically installed if emacs is
already installed.  I also keep notes and step by step instructions.
2) We test it and make sure that it works in house, write a more complete
man page, and potentially automate the build.
3) We submit it to Debian, so that nerds world wide can easily try it out!
It would be nice if the ADMB foundation could submit the package so that I
am not the exclusive Debian maintainer.

I really do think that this will expand the user base of ADMB.

On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 9:17 AM, Ian Taylor <Ian.Taylor at noaa.gov> wrote:

>  Hi Aaron,
> I think this would be great. I looked at the instructions for creating
> debian packages a few weeks ago and it was more than I felt prepared to take
> on, having never done it before. However, I think that if you can provide a
> detailed log of the steps you go through to create the package, then it's
> easy to imagine that others, myself included, could help out by repeating
> the process with future versions of ADMB. Or even better, is this something
> that could even be integrated into the buildbot system and fully automated?
> -Ian
> On 12/13/2010 3:15 PM, bigA wrote:
> I might be interested in creating a debian package, but would need to know
> that it would be maintained.
> I think getting it onto the main testing repository of debian would
> potentially increase admb's user base.
> I also think that it would also potentially lead to better integration with
> R.
> Aaron
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