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New release of Debian ROOT packages - Development Snapshot

Hi ROOT'ers and Debian Scientists, 

I have made new packages of ROOT for Debian GNU/Linux unstable ('sid')
on i386.   You can get them from 

        deb http://mirror.phy.bnl.gov/debian-root unstable root 
The source package (slightly modifed to the upstream sources) are
available from 

        deb-src http://mirror.phy.bnl.gov/debian-root unstable root 
The builds are for i386 (32 bit intel-like) and Debian GNU/Linux
unstable.  Note, that it should work with Ubuntu unstable too, but see
more below. 

About the release:  The packages have version number 5.13.05-5.  The
packages are built from the sources as checked out from CVS yesterday
(28th of October, 2006).   The reason a snapshot was chosen, rather than
the development release (5.13.04) or even the stable release (5.12.00)
is because we're working to get the next ROOT production release
(5.14.00 - due sometime mid-December) in to the official Debian unstable
distribution.  Unfortunately, this will not be in time for the next
stable release of Debian (etch - due sometime mid-December).  However,
if all goes well, then ROOT will be in the next stable release of Debian
(codename unknown - due sometime 2007).  Please see below how _you_ can
help make that happen. 

Call for testers:  Users are invited to download and install the
packages, and report an problems to me (cholm@nbi.dk).   In particular,
I'd like to hear feed-back from PROOF users, XRootd users, and users of

Call for builders:  If you have Debian GNU/Linux running on some
architecture other than i386, I'd very much like if you could try to
rebuild the packages for your platform, and report back problems to me
(cholm@nbi.dk).  In particular, I'd like to hear about builds for amd64,
ia64, powerpc, powerpc64, and similar.   If you successfully make these
packages, I'd gladly post them in the repository.  Just put them
somewhere I can get at them, and I'll upload them for others to use. 

Red Hat Linux packages: At this time, no new RPMs have been built of
ROOT.  However, it should be possible to do that, as outlined on 

If I have the time one of these days, I'll make RPMs too. 


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