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

John Sibert sibert at hawaii.edu
Thu Dec 16 09:26:21 PST 2010

This seems like a good idea. Lets give it a try and see how it works out.

The debian package build process would need to be completely automated 
in order for the ADMB project maintainers to keep it current. Usually, 
this automation is accomplished using make.


On 12/14/2010 02:17 PM, bigA wrote:
> 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.
> Aaron
> On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 9:17 AM, Ian Taylor <Ian.Taylor at noaa.gov 
> <mailto: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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John Sibert
Emeritus Researcher, SOEST
University of Hawaii at Manoa

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