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[aprssig] Latest Xastir Release: 1.4.0, 09/16/2004

Gerry Creager N5JXS gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Fri Sep 24 11:51:55 UTC 2004


Looks like it's time to create a semi-official xastir RPM set, try to 
get same accepted, and add that to the Fedora tree.  That way those of 
us following the Fedora path of least resistance can use apt-get or yum 
for similar updates.

Part of the problem is, in fact, the dependencies and in some cases, 
their lack of suitable RPMs.  Is someone already rolling RPMs for 
xastir?  Do we have a solid dependency list?  For instance, I'm having 
an issue with libgeotif 1.2.1 right now that's driving me nuts.

73 gerry

John Ackermann N8UR wrote:
> Just to point out, there is a Debian package of Xastir that will install 
> without requiring any other searching for libraries, etc. -- the Debian 
> package manager takes care of that for you.  I see that the latest 
> version in Debian "unstable" is 1.2.0, so it's not totally up to date, 
> but it does work...
> 
> 73,
> John
> ----
> 
> Curt, WE7U wrote:
> 
>> On Thu, 23 Sep 2004, John Kraus wrote:
>>
>>
>>> I have SUSE 8.0 pro and several spare computers what I don't have is 
>>> a week
>>> of spare time to spend searching and fighting to get it done. Why 
>>> someone
>>> can't host the necessary files / libraries etc is beyond me.
>>
>>
>>
>> Because it wouldn't make sense for someone to try to spend the time
>> to maintain them.  Between all the OS'es we support and the minor
>> variations of same, we'd end up trying to keep 100's of files
>> up-to-date and would be forever behind the 8-ball.
>>
>> One way out of this would be for someone running each flavor of OS
>> to maintain an OS-dependent site with downloadable precompiled
>> packages.  We could have an SuSE site, a RedHat site, a Mandrake
>> site, a Solaris site, etc.  If people were to volunteer to do this
>> and to keep them up-to-date with OS versions and Xastir versions, we
>> could link them into a Wiki page that would point people there.
>>
>> -- 
>> Curt, WE7U                     http://www.eskimo.com/~archer
>> "Lotto:    A tax on people who are bad at math." -- unknown
>> "Windows:  Microsoft's tax on computer illiterates." -- WE7U
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>>
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