OpenBUGS 3.3.2 Linux Packages

Greetings, Linux users of OpenBUGS

I’ve been contributing Linux packages for OpenBUGS over the last couple of years. Its something I do for fun, not “my job”. As usual, if these don’t work, email me with details, I’ll try to see what I did wrong. I build them for whatever flavors of Linux I can get access to.

I did not realize there was an OpenBUGS release until last Friday. So far I’ve built for Debian and Fedora. If you don’t run Debian squeeze or Fedora, and you need a package, I suggest you try one of these for your distribution. As far as I can tell, any DEB or RPM version I build should work on any system that will install it. The OpenBUGS package includes a large pre-compiled shared library–I don’t compile it, it comes “that way” from the OpenBUGS team. That creates trouble because it blocks us from putting these packages into a public repository, but the benefit is that it is mostly a “self -contained” program without any OS level dependencies.

Users will have to download and install manually, the “old fashioned way.”

The Debian material is here:

http://pj.freefaculty.org/Debian/squeeze/amd64

In there, you find the source material and the package

openbugs_3.2.2-1_amd64.deb

I signed these ones with this key:

http://pj.freefaculty.org/Debian/PaulJohnson-BinaryPackageSigningKey

I also have packages for some Fedora flavors:

http://pj.freefaculty.org/Fedora/17/i386

http://pj.freefaculty.org/Fedora/16/x86_64

The Fedora ones are not signed because I built them in virtual machines where my GPG setup was not accessible. But if I do find a way to sign them in the future, I will use the same key as I used for the Debian ones, which I also keep at the top of the Fedora folder.

At work, I have access to RedHat Enterprise linux or Centos, but have not built packages for them yet. I expect the Fedora ones will work, you can try. Or be patient and wait for an email about packages, which will appear in:

http://pj.freefaculty.org/EL

If you run an RPM or DEB based system that I don’t have access to (such as SUSE), please remember that it is easy to that the source packaging material I provide and build your own package. On an RPM based system, that is SUPER easy, and on a DEB based system, it requires a little more study of manuals, but it is still much easier than, say, buying a computer, installing your desired OS on it, mailing me the computer, and asking me to build you a package :)
If you run an RPM or DEB based system that I don’t have access to (such as SUSE), please remember that it is easy to that the source packaging material I provide and build your own package. On an RPM based system, that is SUPER easy, and on a DEB based system, it requires a little more study of manuals, but it is still much easier than, say, buying a computer, installing your desired OS on it, mailing me the computer, and asking me to build you a package :)
If you run an RPM or DEB based system that I don’t have access to (such as SUSE), please remember that it is easy to that the source packaging material I provide and build your own package. On an RPM based system, that is SUPER easy, and on a DEB based system, it requires a little more study of manuals, but it is still much easier than, say, buying a computer, installing your desired OS on it, mailing me the computer, and asking me to build you a package :)
If you run an RPM or DEB based system that I don’t have access to (such as SUSE), please remember that it is easy to that the source packaging material I provide and build your own package. On an RPM based system, that is SUPER easy, and on a DEB based system, it requires a little more study of manuals, but it is still much easier than, say, buying a computer, installing your desired OS on it, mailing me the computer, and asking me to build you a package :)

About pauljohn

Paul E. Johnson is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Kansas. He is an avid Linux User, an adequate system administrator and C programmer, and humility is one of his greatest strengths.
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