Packaging deal.II for a Unix-like distribution


This page describes how to write packaging scripts for deal.II. deal.II is written in C++11 and is known to work with GCC, Clang, and Intel compilers. It is licensed under the LGPL v2.1. We recommend reading the porting document first for a description of the requirements of the build system. deal.II does not support any type of plug-in architecture for dependencies: all dependencies must be provided at compile-time. The only required dependency of deal.II is boost.


deal.II is already available in many Linux distributions: for examples of packaging scripts see, e.g.,


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