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Re: [MoM] Packaging fis-get

On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 02:20:42PM +0100, Karsten Hilbert wrote:
> - this presents a chicken-egg problem in that Debian does
>   not allow packages to be included without compiling them
>   from source

Not really.  In previous discussions (to lazy to search for this) we got
confirmation from ftpmaster to accept this.  So bootstrapping is not
impossible in Debian.

> - the easy way out would be if
> 1) there existed a Mumps compiler written in C/C++/Pascal/...
> 2) which is compatible with the DFSG
> 3) which can - however deficiently - compile GT.M
> So, is there ?

Even if there would some from my perspective the need to package two
different Mumps implementations to circumvent bootstrapping causes mor
trouble than needed.  It involves two problems:

   1. Finding another Mumps implementation
   2. Checking whether this really is bale to build GT.M

Compared to only one problem (negotiating with ftpmaster) I'd regard
your suggestion as harder to realise.

Kind regards



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