Is it possible to package the latest GChemPaint Version for Jaunty/Karmic

Asked by Matthias Mailänder

GChemPaint is currently in version 0.8.7 in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackelope and that since Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron. There is no version of GChemPaint in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala. The current stable version is 0.10.8 and available in Debian sid. I could not build it myself using Prevu in Jaunty. When I tried to install the Debian Sid packages manually I stopped when I had missing dependencies around GOffice.

Is it possible to build GChemPaint in Jaunty or Karmic, maybe without GOffice support?

PS: I offer help, but I am really new to package creation. Maybe this one is even too difficult for a beginner.

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Jean Bréfort (jean-brefort-normalesup) said :

Building GChemPaint without GOffice support is just not possible.

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Matthias Mailänder (mailaender) said :

I was able to install GChemPaint 0.10.8 on Jaunty using GOffice from Karmic:


install the new libgoffice8-dev using apt

download + extract gnome-chemistry-utils-0.10.8.tar.gz

sudo checkinstall

The bad selfmade package of course heavily conflicts so everything related to GNOME Chemistry Utils 0.8.7 like libgcu and gchempaint has to be removed manually using apt.

prevu failed, but I could not find a reason in the log. I guess some Debian/Ubuntu incompatibilties are the reason why there is no package for Karmic.