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[Axiom-developer] Fwd: Axiom in debian

From: Bill Page
Subject: [Axiom-developer] Fwd: Axiom in debian
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2008 18:06:53 -0500


Thanks for the "heads-up". I have forwarded this to all the usual suspects.

The version of Axiom in Debian is certainly a rather old version, but
the situation is complicated somewhat by the existence of the two
forks of the Axiom project. As you probably already know, Camm Maquire
was (and as far as I know still is) the maintainer for the Axiom
package on Debian.

I believe that a .deb package is available for FriCAS but I do not
think there has been any concerted effort to put that in the Debian

In my case I do use both FriCAS and OpenAxiom on Lenny but I build
directly from the original source distributions.

Bill Page.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Chris Walker <address@hidden>
Date: Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 5:20 PM
Subject: Axiom in debian
To: address@hidden

     Googling to try and find a solution to the debian bug

I came across your nice comments about Debian.

Unfortunately, unless somebody fixes the problem, axiom isn't going to
be in the next release of Debian. See the thread starting at

At this stage of the freeze, the release team are only accepting small
patches to fix bugs (in order to avoid destabilising the system). It
isn't clear to me whether Debian is better off with an old version of
axiom in the next release (codename lenny), or not having axiom in
lenny and doing a better job next time.

I don't know whether you - or anyone else who has more expertise with
axiom would be able to help.


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