Uncredible to get an answer so fast, just a few hours after Michael Crusoe resurrected the embryo of our RSAT Debian packaging project.
In the mean time a collaborator in Marseille studied the feasibility of Debian packaging but her conclusions were that it would probably involve
- a lot of upstream work to compile packages of which RSAT depends, for example Ensembl Perl API
- an important reorganisation of the folders
I am now in the process of packaging RSAT to conda, which of course does not prevent to also package it in Debian, if people like Michael and you find some ways to circumvent the difficulties.
I am with Michael this week at a Biohackathon, so we will have occasions to discuss about it and he even proposed to do some trials in parallel to the conda packaging process.
I am eager to see if we can get the best of both worlds.
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