[EMBOSS] Is a backport of emboss 5.0 to debian etch avalable?

charles-listes-emboss at plessy.org charles-listes-emboss at plessy.org
Fri Nov 30 04:23:11 UTC 2007

Le Thu, Nov 29, 2007 at 04:59:14PM -0500, Gates, Michael (NIH/NINDS) [F]
a écrit :
> Hello
> I noticed in October there was a discussion of adding Emboss to
> backports for debian etch. Searching for emboss there did not yield
> any results. Has this in fact happened? If not, to whom can I plead to
> for it to happen?  Is there -somewhere- a binary of emboss packaged
> the "debian way" for etch?

Dear Michael,

we definitely consider preparing official emboss packages for the
backports.org facility. But in the meantime, you can use the backport I
just prepared on my personnal website:


I prepared them in a minimal Etch chroot (with security updates), so I
could not test them, but I do not see a reason why they should not work.

These unofficial packages are unfortunately not GPG signed. Please tell
me if it is a problem.

The Debian source package (same for Sid/Lenny, and unofficial Etch)
contain the psiphi patch:

(same as ftp://emboss.open-bio.org/pub/EMBOSS/fixes/patches )

Please report any problem or suggestion to me, or to the Debian-Med
mailing list (CC'ed):


Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Debian-Med packaging team
Wakō, Saitama, Japan

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