> < ^ Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 17:23:01 +0100
> < ^ From: Bill Allombert <allomber@math.u-bordeaux.fr >
^ Subject: Debian packages fo GAP 4r3

Hello GAP Forum,

I am working on Debian packages for GAP.

They are available at

If you want to use apt-get, here the sources.list line

For woody/stable:
deb http://people.debian.org/~ballombe/gap woody main
deb-src http://people.debian.org/~ballombe/gap woody main

For sarge/testing:
deb http://people.debian.org/~ballombe/gap sarge main
deb-src http://people.debian.org/~ballombe/gap sarge main

for sid/unstable:
deb http://people.debian.org/~ballombe/gap sid main
deb-src http://people.debian.org/~ballombe/gap sid main

Only a small part of GAP is packaged currently:
the 'basic' system and the prim, small and trans parts.

They are here for evaluation purpose before I upload them to the main Debian
archive. Please report success or problem to me (ballombe@debian.org).

The problem that need to be solved before an actual release:

1) Write nice descriptions of the packages.
(see <http://people.debian.org/~ballombe/gap/testing/binary-i386/Packages.gz>)

2) Update the manpages.
(see <http://people.debian.org/~ballombe/gap/gap.1> and <http://people.debian.org/~ballombe/gap/gac.1>)

3) Check that the other parts of GAP can be installed above it
in /usr/local/{share,lib}/gap without problem.

For this I need the help of more experienced GAP users, since there are a lot
of GAP part and packages, most of them I have no idea of what they do :)


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