Of course I welcome the preparation of easy-to-install packages of linSmith. It's just a pity the packagers don't inform me that they have done so, and as such, I'm always surprised when a user of distro such-and-such complains to me about them (or the lack of updates).
Please note that generally it is very difficult to generate good packages for a different distro than the one you have installed (I use Slackware). Checkinstall is doing a valient job, but doesn't generate approved packages (yet). Also, take into account that all the packaging is done by volunteers - be polite when you ask them to update.
If you feel just a little adventurous, consider compile your own linSmith. It is not difficult at all. I've added a page on compiling the linSmith. Also, inside the package is a text file INSTALL, which contains instructions.
So, please do not send me distribution-specific complaints, I can't help, as, in most cases, I'm not even aware of their existence. Here are a couple which I do know about (thanks to google):
|Debian||http://packages.debian.org/unstable/electronics/linsmith||0.99.7||Margarita Manterolo margo[at]debian.org|
|Mac OS X||http://linsmith.darwinports.com/||0.9.2||Unmaintained|
||http://pdb.finkproject.org/pdb/package.php/linsmith||0.9.11||Monic Polynomial (For mail address follow link)|
|(c) John Coppens ON6JC/LW3HAZ|