[m-dev.] Mercury Compiler Ubuntu Package

Craig Silk craig.silk at gmail.com
Tue Oct 14 10:59:20 AEDT 2008


Thanks for the reply. I'm looking to make the package available to the
Ubuntu Intrepid (soon to be released) repository.

Seeing as I'm looking to have this done by the end of the month (ish)
I'll create a package from scratch and make the debian/ directory
available to you as to make any future packaging work easier.

Thanks for the advice about using the ROTD.


On Tue, 2008-10-14 at 10:29 +1100, Paul Bone wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 12:25:42AM +0100, Craig Silk wrote:
> > Mercury Developers
> > 
> > There has been a package request on the Ubuntu bug tracker asking for
> > the latest version of the Mercury Compiler to be packaged and made
> > available in the Ubuntu repositories. I can see that version
> > 0.11.0.rotd.20040511-5ubuntu1 is currently packaged and included in the
> > Ubuntu Hardy repository and was packaged by someone whom I have not been
> > able to get in contact with.
> > 
> > Are you planning on updating this package? If not I don't mind doing it
> > and submitting it for consideration into the Intrepid repository
> > (Latest) as per the bug report/package request.
> > 
> Hi Craig.
> I've been working on a Debian package off and on for a number of months.
> Right now I don't have the spare time to work on this, and I've failed
> to put my work online where others will be able to contribute.  I hope
> to resume work on this in Janurary.
> Making a Debian package will provide a package for the Debian and Ubuntu
> distributions, along with any other distributions that borrow packages
> from Debian (is knoppix still alive?).  This is a more sensible solution
> than contributing to Ubuntu.  Also, IMHO, the policies, tools and
> processes are better.
> What you do will probably depend on your requirements.  I'm certainly
> comfortable with you forking my work, however I don't have time to put
> it online at the moment.
> You may be interested in createing a package for releases of the day
> (ROTD) since it's been a while since we've made a stable release and
> many desireable features are only in the ROTD packages.  I intend to do
> this myself.
> Thanks for your e-mail.

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