[Debian-med-packaging] GAPS library

Laszlo Kajan lkajan at rostlab.org
Sat Sep 15 19:46:34 UTC 2012

Dear Thomas!

I am Laszlo Kajan, a bioinformatician from Burkhard Rost's Bioinformatics Lab in Munich, Germany.
I am also a Debian Maintainer.
I would like to package concavity [0] for Debian, and use it for my research.

According to Debian policy [1], libraries should be made available as shared libraries. I see that your GAPS library - used in concavity - was
indeed reused a couple of times (google: "gaps" library thomas funkhouser). Therefore let me ask you:

* Is there a release of the GAPS library on its own? - I found it bundled together with concavity. I also found it at [2]. Do you do public
releases of this library?

If such release were available, I would like to package that, and link concavity dynamically, rather than statically with the library bundled
with it.

Thank you very much for the information and the help.

Best regards,


[0] http://compbio.cs.princeton.edu/concavity/
[1] http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-sharedlibs.html Section 8.3
[2] http://soundnet.cs.princeton.edu/OMLA/code/draw/MeshsegBenchmark-1.0/src/gaps/

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