[Pkg-octave-devel] libann Debian package
rafael at debian.org
Tue Nov 11 16:26:30 UTC 2008
* Rafael Laboissiere <rafael at debian.org> [2008-11-03 14:58]:
> * Alexander Bornik <bornik at icg.tugraz.at> [2008-11-03 13:46]:
> > Rafael Laboissiere wrote:
> > > I am writing on the behalf of the Debian Octave Group . We have recently
> > > discussed  about packaging libann for Debian, because it is used by the
> > > octave-ann package  I am contacting you about the libann package that you
> > > put together at http://debian.icg.tugraz.at/. Would you be interested in
> > > having your package integrated officially in Debian?
> > Yes that would be a good idea, although I don't have time to bring it
> > into a form acceptable for the official release or maintain it on a
> > regular basis.
> > But I would be willing to assist somebody in doing to former, while the
> > latter shouldn't be necessary except for compiler version changes, since
> > ANN sources haven't been updated for years - to my knowledge.
> Thanks for your reply. I am Cc:ing this message to the Debian Octave Group,
> so that your proposal is registered somewhere. I will try to get to this
> packaging work as soon as I have some free time.
Ok, I finally got to it and finished the packaging work for ANN. The Debian
files can be accessed from my Alioth SVN repository . Here are some
comments on what has been done:
* Upstream version 1.1.1 was used, whose tarball was downloaded from
the upstream web site .
* I used essentially the same configure.ac developed by Alexander Bornik,
but changed substantially his Makefile.am files. All the autotools files
are contained in a quilt patch (debian/patches/autotools-files.diff). BTW,
Alexander, I put the following in debian/copyright:
The Debian packaging files are copyright © 2004 Alexander Bornik
<bornik at icg.tu-graz.ac.at> and copyright © 200 8Rafael Laboissiere
<rafael at debian.org>, and released under the terms of the GNU General
Public License, version 3 or later.
Is that okay with you?
* The test/ann_test.cpp check is built and run, so I am pretty confident the
* I did the necessary changes to octave-ann in order to compile against the
libann0 package, instead of building the sources shipped with the package.
However, the package is not working in Octave, apparently due to a SWIG
problem. Any help on debugging this problem will be appreciated.
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