Context Free is now in Debian

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bram
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Context Free is now in Debian

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Hi there,

I'm pleased to say that Context Free has finally landed in Debian unstable: http://packages.debian.org/sid/contextfree. It took me far too long, but hey, it's there! If you want to mention this on the download page, please go ahead ;-)

I wrote a little manpage as well, so if you want to, you can take it from the Debian package.

And since Ubuntu synchronizes with Debian, this means that it will probably get into the next version of Ubuntu as well.

Cheers, and thanks for a wonderful program!
Bram

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Thank you so much! I'll have to create a Debian VM and check it out. I have already updated the Download page.

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When I type
apt-get install contextfree
I get the error message
E: Couldn't find package contextfree
I just installed Debian 5.01 (Lennie) this evening and I also tried
apt-get update
Any tips on what a Debian novice needs to do to get the package?

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sid=unstable

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sid is the "unstable" debian distribution where all new stuff goes before it is belted into shape enough to be nice to everyone. So CF is currently there.

Debian also has a "stable" distribution which is currently known as "lennie" (see http://www.debian.org/doc/FAQ/ch-ftparc ... rcodenames for the reasons for the names) and a "testing" distribution, currently "squeeze".

Since "lennie" is new, "squeeze" probably hasn't progressed much beyond that.

To install, you need to take a deep breath and transition your distribution to "sid". Since this is a VM there is no real danger. I forget how to do this, as I am not currently running a debian box, but there is a "sources" file somewhere, and there is probably an "apt" tool to change it. The other way is to install the individual package from a file. I have never done this, so can't help.

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Post by MtnViewJohn »

I added these lines to my /etc/apt/sources.list file and apt-get was able to find and install the package.
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main non-free contrib
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main non-free contrib

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