[Slackbuilds-users] sage up for grabs UNMAINTAINED
duncan_roe at optusnet.com.au
Tue Aug 21 23:49:47 UTC 2018
On Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 09:08:46AM -0600, JCA wrote:
> Why not use the Debian binary tarball that is available in the Sage
> website? I have just tried (for Sage 8.3) and it seems to work fine. Here
> is what I did:
> 1. As root, unpacked the tarball in /opt. This create /opt/SageMath.
> 2. cd /opt/SageMath.
> 3. ./sage. This patches up Sage's files (black magic?) and launches Sage.
> You end up at the Sage CLI. It can be checked out that it works, at least
> for simple operations - like, e.g. an integration.
> 4. Exit Sage.
> 5. cd /usr/local/bin.
> 6. ln -s /opt/SageMath/sage ./sage.
> 7. Exit root.
> 8. Assuming that /usr/local/bin is in your path, launch Sage by invoking
> the sage command.
> 9. Verify that it works.
> Assuming that the above keeps working when using more esoteric Sage
> capabilities, getting a Slackbuilds script to do all that should be
> straightforward. I haven't tried building for sources, but I find it
> difficult to believe that the Debian binary tarball is created using some
> knowledge available to members of the inner circle alone.
> If I am missing something here please let me know.
Sounds like it should be easy enough to automate into a build script using
mkchroot. I can give it a go (but I'm not a sage user). Could you please
clarify a couple if items:
1. Does ./sage really work after cd-ing to a freshly created directory?
2. I assume checking with an integration is not essential to the build process -
is that correct?
Cheers ... Duncan.
> On Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 11:26 AM, Didier Spaier <didier at slint.fr> wrote:
> > I forgot: his user a set specific user "maths" for that.
> > On 08/10/2018 07:23 PM, Didier Spaier wrote:
> > >
> > > On 08/10/2018 04:22 AM, Daniel Prosser wrote:
> > >> Perhaps if upstream is fighting so hard to make it *not* possible to
> > package
> > >> sage, the best course of action is just to honor their intent and stop
> > trying
> > >> (take it off SBo). Just my two cents as someone who does not use it
> > anyway (so
> > >> maybe it's actually only worth one cent).
> > >
> > > I am not an user either, but I once compiled it as regular user just to
> > check
> > > its ability to make png files for graphs, for an actual (and blind) user.
> > > I just asked this friend, he is currently using the 8.1 version.
> > >
> > > As for maths there is nothing close to sage's features I'd suggest
> > > not providing a SlackBuild but a README explaining the situation.
> > >
> > > Just my 0.02???.
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