[Lemon-user] Debian ITP

Balazs Dezso deba.mf at gmail.com
Thu Mar 11 13:32:14 CET 2010


I am happy to see this initiation, because I am both LEMON developer and 
Debian user.

I think, some questions should be clarified before the packaging.
 - Which LP solvers will be supported in debian (GLPK, coinor-libclp, coinor-
 - Will they be packaged separately? If yes, how can the lemon/config.h file 
created, if it depends on the additionally installed packages?
 - Some licensing issues have to be fixed, as well. GLPK is a GPL library, 
while we would like to provide the main LEMON library with BOOST software 

I recommend one of the following solutions for packaging:
 - Simple: Provide one library only with CLP and CBC support.
 - Harder: One core LEMON library package, one package for LEMON glpk binding, 
one package for LEMON cbc+clp binding. All the packages could get the current 
BOOST license expect the glpk binding, which may get GPL license. In addition, 
the lemon/config.h should be modified if the binding packages are installed (I 
do not know the details, whether it is possible).

Of course I also recommend separate doc package for LEMON.

Thanks for your work, and I hope, that LEMON can be part of official debian 
repositories soon.

Best regards, Balazs

On Tuesday 23 February 2010 16:18:12 D Haley wrote:
> Hello,
> i have filed an ITP for lemon.
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=570930
> A work-in-progress git repo can be found on alioth under debian science:
> git clone git://git.debian.org/git/debian-science/liblemon1
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