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Re: Cygnus Insight

On Wed, Dec 22, 1999 at 09:49:36AM -0700, Randolph Chung wrote:
> >  Maybe there is a deb already?
> someone offered to make a deb a few months back, but it never appeared. One
> problem with making a deb is that insight (when i last looked at it)
> contained its own (development) versions of parts of many other packages and
> so it's not that easy to package.

I'm the mysterious someone.  The main problem with packaging insight
is that it uses modified versions of tk, tcl, itk, itcl and so forth.
Cygnus have patched these versions quite heavily, and it isn't
possible to substitute *-dev for the versions which are used.

The eventual intent is to shift insight to the standard versions of
tk/tcl and friends, but in the mean time, insight needs to use these
hacked versions.

As far as packaging is concerned, these problems were partially solved 
through static linking, but it seemed like such a hack I was never
really happy with it.  I haven't looked at it in a couple of months
(thesis and exams intervened, closely followed by graduation and
excessive celebration), but if there is interest I can bring it up to


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