On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 10:38 AM, Sven Hoexter <s...@timegate.de> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 09:34:09AM +0200, Rainer M Krug wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 9:22 AM, E. Kaplan <ehud.kap...@mssm.edu> wrote:
>> > Then how do I upgrade 1.6.0 to 1.6.1 on kubuntu 64?
>> Well - it is not only 94 bit -
>> It is also Hardy (8.04) for which only 1.6.0 rc3 is available (And I
>> would prefer not to compile from source).
>> Is there a chance to build the binaries for all the most recent Ubuntu
>> releases and possibly even create a repository for those which could
>> be added in apt? That would really be brilliant and make it much
>> easier for "normal" users to use the newest versions of LyX.
> AFAIK Ubuntu provides a backport repository for some of the older
> releases. That would be the place where you should ask about adding
> the recent LyX releases.

That is true - but only packages which are in the newer versions of
Ubuntu will be backported - i.e. if intrepid has only Lyx 1.5, 1.6
will not be available. Backports provide some new versions, but only
those included in newer versions of Ubuntu.

> Beside that there shouldn't be any technical problems with recompiling
> the source package on older Ubuntu releases.

Technically true - but it is always a hassle to compile from source (I
have done it - but it takes at least some expertise).
I just realised that the binary for hardy is available again from
box.net. Thanks

> Maybe one should note that the latest math manual requires a TeX styles
> that is not part of Debian and so I would guess it's also not part
> of Ubuntu. That's not a major showstopper for most people but might be
> against some kind of backporting policy.

What about adding that one in a second package lyx-data, as several
other packages are doing?

> Sven
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Biology, UCT), Dipl. Phys. (Germany)

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