Tirsdag 28 juni 2011 10.05.29 skrev roucaries bastien :
> On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 9:34 AM, Yngve Inntjore Levinsen
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Dear Debianizers,
> > I uploaded the Geant4 package to git now, and are wondering if there are
> > anyone willing to help me fix it/improve it. Currently I have managed to
> > build a previous version 4.9.3.p02. The recent version, 4.9.4.p01 however,
> > have not been built successfully. A couple of comments:
> > - The packaging depended on CERNLIB before, but since Geant4 itself should
> > not depend on CERNLIB anymore (?), I tried to remove the dependency
> > (potentially not very successfully)
> Could you give me the list of symbols used from cernlib ? We could
> therefore depend only on a subclass of cernlib
There should be none. However, there were some packaging scripts (or something like that), which depended on cernlib. I believe the goal should be to completely drop any dependencies on cernlib.
> > - The package depends on CLHEP, which has a redistribution license problem.
> > We have been allowed to redistribute it on our unofficial CERN Debian
> > server, where you can find the package: http://cern.ch/lcg-heppkg/debian/
> according http://proj-clhep.web.cern.ch/proj-clhep/ and
> it is now GPL 2 (just see later)
Aha, did not notice that before. However, it still states
"interdependencies within CLHEP are allowed under certain conditions". I do believe CLHEP is slightly problematic, others are welcome to investigate. I know Lifeng Sun did a while back, but I thought he gave up (?)
> > - I tried to build the new version against the most recent version of CLHEP,
> > 184.108.40.206. To get that version, contact me or do "apt-get source clhep2",
> > update the source ( http://proj-clhep.web.cern.ch/proj-clhep/#download ) and
> > build the package yourself.
> > - The Geant4 package was very well constructed from the original packager,
> > Kevin B. McCarty. I might have broken some stuff, and misunderstood some
> > parts. E.g. the soversion in debian/rules have been a bit of a mystery to
> > me. Please fix/improve anything you see that I have done wrong.
> > - I am in the final 6 months of my PhD at the moment, so I have very little
> > time working on this (sadly). I know though that there are quite a few
> > people using this package, so if we could be able to release the new version
> > it would be appreciated. As soon as the package builds fine I will
> > immediately build and release the 64bit versions on our server, and see if I
> > can get someone to build the 32bit versions as well.
> Ok fine. I understand what you will not joinable a lot. Do you plan to
> change of mail adress after your phd ?
No, I will continue with a fellow at CERN.
> > - New Geant4 patch was released last week ( http://geant4.cern.ch/ ), that
> > should ideally be incorporated as well.
> What is the version control used by geant4 upstream ?
SVN, but there is no public access. See http://hypernews.slac.stanford.edu/HyperNews/geant4/get/installconfig/1382.html
> > Cheers,
> > Yngve