[Pkg-octave-devel] Dynare status

Sébastien Villemot sebastien.villemot at ens.fr
Mon Apr 20 16:29:42 UTC 2009

Hi everyone,

I have been sidetracked by urgent issues during the last weeks, but I  
now want to get ready for the first release of Dynare Debian package.

Right now, the source package builds 3 packages:
* dynare-common: all M-files, placed under /usr/share/dynare
* dynare: arch-dependent files (an executable and some MEX files), in  
* dynare-doc: manual, user guide and other doc stuff

The only issue which still needs to be solved is how to make Dynare  
available to Octave in its path.

So far we have instructed Dynare users to manually add the relevant  
path (here /usr/share/dynare/matlab) with "addpath" command, and then  
to run the top-level file "dynare.m".
So if we keep this way of using Dynare, the package can be released  
now (provided that I update README.Debian). For the sake of  
simplicity, and since this would be consistent with our Dynare package  
for Windows, I would actually prefer that solution.

Otherwise we could make a symlink in $(MDIR), pointing to dynare.m.  
This is the easiest way of avoiding manual path manipulations. And I  
prefer a symlink, because I don't wan't to move dynare.m out of  
/usr/share/dynare/matlab (Matlab users need it).

All the best,

Sébastien Villemot

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