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Bug#339463: ITP: glpk-shlib -- shared library for the GNU Linear Programming Kit

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Rafael Laboissiere <rafael@debian.org>

* Package name    : glpk-shlib
  Version         : 4.8
  Upstream Author : Andrew Makhorin <mao@mai2.rcnet.ru>
* URL             : http://www.gnu.org/software/glpk/glpk.html
* License         : GPL
  Description     : shared library for the GNU Linear Programming Kit

This package is being introduced with the sole purpose of getting the
following bug fixed:

The octave2.9 package links against GLPK, but the glpk package only
provides a static library.  Since Octave uses loadable modules for its
functions, we need a gGLPK shared library.  I proposed a patch to both
the upstream authors and the glpk maintainer for using libtool:

Since this patch does not seem to be used, we (the DOG,
http://pkg-octave.alioth.debian.org) decided to fork glpk as an interim
solution.  The proposed glpk-shlib package will be very slim, containing
only the shared library for GLPK (libglpk0) and will not conflict with
glpk. See the thread starting at:


A preliminary version of the package can be found at the following
apt-getable repository:


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.8-1-686
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

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