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Re: [ITP] gnucap - initial questions
- From: "Yaakov (Cygwin/X)" <yselkowitz at users dot sourceforge dot net>
- To: cygwin-apps <cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sun, 08 Aug 2010 22:25:20 -0500
- Subject: Re: [ITP] gnucap - initial questions
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On Sun, 2010-08-08 at 20:10 -0700, Peter Li wrote:
> The Gnu Circuit Analysis Package has a stable version 0.35 from 2006
> and a very usable dev version from December 2009. I have found it
> useful in my work, and considerably easier than trying to compile SPICE
> or find a decent free SPICE binary. There are already Debian and Fedora
> It compiles in Cygwin with an extremely simple 5 line patch, which has
> not changed over multiple releases from the 2006 version to today.
I did not need a patch to build gnucap; I just added -DRTLD_LOCAL=0
(ahem!) to CPPFLAGS. Did you need something besides that?
> Is there interest in making it a Cygwin package? I'm willing to put
> together a current package, but I'm not confident that I can handle
> porting future releases if they require more complicated patching.
> Perhaps someone else would be willing to take this up?
If it hasn't needed extensive patching for such a long time, I doubt it
would in the future. If you want to maintain this within the distro,
please feel free to borrow from Ports:
This isn't the latest devel version, but should be plenty to get you
> I would lean towards making the initial package the latest dev version
> and the "previous" version the stable 0.35 release; what is standard
The main distros seem to stick with 0.35, so perhaps you want to make
0.35 "curr:" and the latest dev as "test:", if you feel a need to