[Pkg-scicomp-devel] fenics meta package

Johannes Ring johannr at simula.no
Thu Nov 26 08:45:07 UTC 2009

Hi all,

Now that finally all FEniCS packages has been accepted into Debian
(many thanks to Christophe!) I would like to easy the installation for
Debian users by providing a fenics meta package such that on can
simply do

  apt-get install fenics

to install all FEniCS packages. I have prepared such a package [1]
(there is also a ITP bug report [2]) but I'm not sure if I got
everything right. It would be great if someone could take a quick
look. Here is how I build the meta package (also included in

  VER=`dpkg-parsechangelog | sed -ne 's/^Version: \(.*\)-.*/\1/p'`
  mkdir -p fenics-$VER
  cd fenics-$VER
  cp -a ../debian .
  dpkg-buildpackage -I.svn

Suggestions for improvements are very welcome and if there are no
objections I would like to ask if someone could upload the package for
me. Christophe?

I would also like to take this opportunity to say that I applied to
become a Debian Maintainer some time ago [3] but unfortunately I have
not yet anyone to advocate my application. If some of you feel like
it, please put in some (signed) words about why you think I will be a
good DM (if you think so). I'm at least counting on you Christophe ;-)

[1] svn://svn.debian.org/svn/pkg-scicomp/fenics/trunk/
[2] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=503265
[3] http://lists.debian.org/debian-newmaint/2009/10/msg00025.html



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