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Debian Package Status
« on: September 20, 2008, 03:35:26 PM »
Hi, some time ago there was a Debian package for simutrans available, but not often updated. What is the status of Debian package now and where is it located? I have an idea of creating a package and pushing simutrans to Debian distribution. Why not?

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Re: Debian Package Status
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2008, 03:50:02 PM »
Simutrans is included in Debian Lenny.  See http://packages.debian.org/lenny/simutrans

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Re: Debian Package Status
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2008, 04:04:55 PM »
Does it include the graphics pak or it's only the binary?

EDIT: the graphics pak is in another package...simutrans-pak64 (100.0-1). Is there a pak128 package?
« Last Edit: September 20, 2008, 04:07:18 PM by vilvoh »

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Re: Debian Package Status
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2008, 04:21:48 PM »
Is there a pak128 package?

No, not yet.  I am waiting for an official release that supports 100.0, and am also hoping for the license change so that pak128 can be included in Debian main as well.

As Lenny is already close to being released, new packages won't be currently accepted for it anyway.  They only can go to unstable right now.

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Re: Debian Package Status
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2008, 04:26:13 PM »
Simutrans is included in Debian Lenny.  See http://packages.debian.org/lenny/simutrans

Cool! Thanks for the package. Waiting for 128 pack than.

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Re: Debian Package Status
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2008, 04:38:19 PM »
Next 128 may not come for a while, and the license change may take so long that for players it will seem like forever.

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Re: Debian Package Status
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2008, 04:38:25 PM »
Out of curiosity. Ansgar, have you tried to make packages for other Linux distros? you may use alien tool to convert deb packages into rpm packages...

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Re: Debian Package Status
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2008, 06:16:17 PM »
Out of curiosity. Ansgar, have you tried to make packages for other Linux distros? you may use alien tool to convert deb packages into rpm packages...

No, I haven't.  I only use Debian and Ubuntu myself.

Just converting packages with alien is only a stopgap.  Different distributions handle some things differently (e.g. documentation, some paths for data, dependency information and other meta-data), so packages converted with alien probably won't make it into an official repository.

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