Re: Progress on Debian Package for FSL
On Wed, 19 Apr 2006, Michael Hanke wrote:
The MRI data viewer FSL cannot be compiled, because there is no Debian
package of VTK 5.0, yet. I contacted the maintainer of the VTK package
and asked for an update.
Another new part of FSL is TBSS, see
Unfortunately, this part depends on IRTK, an external software that is
non-free and even worse: closed-source. At least this is not a
compile-time dependency. Debian users can use TBSS if they download the
IRTK binaries from the upstream homepage
Uhm, that sounds bad. Did you contacted the authors and asked them
whether they might see any chance for a replacement or alternatively
ask IRTK authors (who also introduce a name space polution with the
Insight Toolkit because they internally name it also ITK) to open
the source of their program?
Fortunately, another FSL dependency NEWMAT is on its way into the Debian
archive (currently in NEW).
I hope it will be make its way to unstable soon.
Perhaps, as more people are using the package, it could be listed as an
inofficial package in section 'medical imaging' on the Debian-med
Upstream homepage is:
Package homepage is:
It would definitely useful to list this package as inofficial.