Re: Creating a Debian package for gadget2

From: <debian-devel_at_liska.ath.cx>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 12:32:16 +0100

Hi Volker,

is there a reason that these simulation options are not set in the
parameter file? Apart from some very basic ones (like single/double
precision, or the inclusion of HDF5) it looks if one could replace the
#ifdefs with runtime options.

Best regards

Ole

On 06.11.2015 20:27, Volker Springel wrote:
> Hi Ole,
>
> Thanks for your interest in doing this. However, I should point out
> one thing: Gadget2 is configured for specific types of simulation
> through a bunch of compile-time options, i.e. one typically creates a
> new executable for each simulation one wants to do. Iím afraid, this
> severely limits the utility of any precompiled binary...
>
> On Nov 5, 2015, at 11:22 AM, Ole Streicher
> <debian-devel_at_liska.ath.cx> wrote:
>
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I am currently preparing a Debian package for gadget2 [1], and I
>> have a few qestions:
>>
>> There are basically two homepages:
>>
>> http://wwwmpa.mpa-garching.mpg.de/galform/gadget/
>> http://wwwmpa.mpa-garching.mpg.de/gadget/
>>
>> which seem quite similar. However, the first one offers
>> "gadget-2.0.7.tar.gz" (and an n-genic.tar.gz IC code), but the
>> second one just a "gadget2.tar.gz" (and no iC-code). Which one is
>> the recent one?
>>
>
> Both are identical. (The second file is a symbolic link to the
> version 2.0.7)
>
>
>> Second question is about HDF-5. I could compile the code with the
>> Debian version of hdf5 (1.8.8) when I apply the -DH5_USE_16_API
>> flag. Is this OK or will it run into problems?
>
> This would be OK.
>
>>
>> Finally, the example ICs that come with the code seem to be a
>> problem for the packaging: Debian requires that everything is built
>> from the sources, but the source of these files seems to be not
>> distributed with the package, right? Is there a way to re-generate
>> them somehow? Otherwise, I would need to leave them out, which
>> would make it much harder for a beginner to start.
>
> Regenerating these files would require to include various initial
> conditions codes as well. This is not readily possible.
>
> Regards, Volker
>
>
>>
>> The packaging is done in a git repository [2]. If you have any
>> hints or comments regarding the packaging, please let me know.
>>
>> Best regards
>>
>> Ole
>>
>> [1] http://bugs.debian.org/804074 [2]
>> https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/debian-astro/packages/gadget2.git
Received on 2015-11-10 12:30:46

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