Saturday, January 26, 2008

Package Generator for the D Compiler

Last week or so Andrei asked me if I can take a look at making a deb file for Walter Bright's D Compiler, since the current distribution format (.zip) is hard to install on Linux.

I have no idea how to make debs, and I have no desire whatsoever to learn, thank you, I would rather spend my time reading the Beer Advocate website. I learned a new phrase, by the way: experienced beer drinker. I think it sounds awesome.

I crafted instead a quick project to generate RPMs for DMD, which then get converted automatically into a deb package via alien (same process I use for ZeroBUGS).

Here it is, enjoy.


Anders Bergh said...

Right, note that it's probably not a good idea to link to DMD from here without permission from Walter.

The Free Meme said...

Anders. Thanks for the zealous comment.
FYI, I do have Walter's approval.

from Walter Bright
to "C. Vlasceanu"
date Feb 2, 2008 7:10 PM
subject Re: Fwd: [Programming and Debugging (in my Underhøøsen)] New comment on Package Generator for the D Compiler.

Feel free to link to it! And thanks. -Walter

C. Vlasceanu wrote:
> Somebody in your fan club thinks I should not be linking to your site :)