Bug#526424: gerris: missing file 'm4.awk

Stephane Popinet s.popinet at gmail.com
Fri May 1 04:58:11 UTC 2009

Package: gerris
Version: 0.9.2+darcs081022-dfsg.1-4
Severity: normal

I have had a look at your debian packaging of Gerris and I believe
there may be a problem. In order to implement the "GfsDefine" macro
keyword, the gerris executable calls m4 and awk on the input parameter
file. It also uses a 'm4.awk' file which is normally installed in
$prefix/lib/gerris/m4.awk. Is there any reason why this file is not
part of your current debian package?

In order to support this feature, I believe the following steps would
be necessary:

1- package usr/lib/gerris/m4.awk
2- make gerris depend on m4 and awk

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers hardy-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'hardy-updates'), (500, 'hardy-security'), (500, 'hardy')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-23-386
Locale: LANG=en_NZ.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_NZ.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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