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Re: BALLView - a molecular viewer and modeling tool


I have uploaded a new version of the package.

As BALLview is a new package, if it fails to build on one architecture,
its propagation to the testing distribution will not be impaired. This
lets you one year or two to either fix the problem or drop arch support
before inclusion in the next stable release of Debian
OK, you convinced me ;)

I will try to build your package overnight on powerpc, and tell you the
result tomorrow (japan time...). I hope that you can enble ppc support
in the meantime.
I have changed the control file again, to support the ppc arch. In addition I modified the configure files, but could not test the PPC support, since I have no PPC available. It would be great, if you could send me your output.

Looks interesting, but I can't play with it, as it requires python 2.3.
I have 2.4 installed for another app, and don't think I can downgrade
that (aptitude and apt-get refuse to install 2.3 now).
This issue is fixed in the new version, I have set the build dependency to python-dev instead of python2.4-dev.

    1. I would repack the tarball and leave out the Mac OSX and Windows
       directory.  It is useless burden to the ftp archive
I tried, but failed miserably ;)
I deleted these folders in the extracted upstream package, but build-package just printed some warnings that it will ignore the missing directories. Do I have to manually create a new orig.tar.gz without the mentioned folders?

    2. The debian-upstream directory is a really interesting
       alternative to something we do not really like if upstream
       provides a debian directory.  I have to clear up my mind
       whether I wil like it or not. ;-)
*g* Well, I like the idea, since our upstream authors, can develop install routines, that can be used by future downstream authors as well.

I am quite interested in trying BALLView, just because
I need tools in this category every day. However, it
would be easy for you (and probably very time
consuming for me) to provide in some way a debian
package (I use viewers on etch i386; computational on
amd64 etch, not set OpenGL at 64bit and no 32bit
The source package is available from

The binary package for i386 Debian unstable/testing from

retitle 407665 ITP: ballview -- Molecular viewer and modeling tool [med-bio]
Bug#407665: ITP: ballview -- Molecular viewer and modeling tool
Changed Bug title.
I got this email from the Debian bug tracking system and I am not really sure what it means? Did someone tagged my package for usage in the med-bio project?

Best regards

Andreas Moll

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