hosting binary packages
Mon Mar 13 12:51:00 GMT 2006
Stefan Gerlach writes:
> I want to ask if there is an official place where binary packages of gsl for
> different distributions can be found. I found some private sites with various
> gsl packages but that's not very convenient.
Generally I am not a great believer in distributing binaries by ftp
from a security viewpoint--it is better for distributors to do that,
as a tested part of their distribution, or for people to compile from
source (which is not too difficult in the case of GSL).
> I could provide binary package for more than a dozen distributions that have
> no or old gsl packages. Maybe it is possible to set up a sourceforge project
> to host binary gsl packages.
If the distributions are minor ones, I wouldn't think it's worth it to
be honest. If there are some major distributions which are not
including it or have stopped maybe I can ask them why or ask them to
add it. Last time I checked, it was included in RHEL/Fedora, SUSE,
Mandriva and Debian.
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