[Slackbuilds-users] mathics/dependencies (mpmath, python-django-legacy)

David Chmelik dchmelik at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 04:51:39 UTC 2022

On 3/13/22 8:10 PM, Duncan Roe wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 13, 2022 at 03:11:27AM -0700, David Chmelik wrote:
>> I immediately drop mpath, python-django-legacy: now unneeded for mathics.
>>      Seems only documented way to install is pip, which doesn't seem to work
>> in SlackBuilds, and since you can install it yourself w/pip, I may drop
>> mathics unless its programmers/developers/engineers finish instructions.
>> They write you can install it from GitHub, but it's undocumented, and they
>> admit the documentation is unfinished.
>>      Their main repository says it's 'now "mostly" in archive' and link a new
>> one, Mathics3--which is actually Mathics 4--and a new one with more stuff,
>> mathicsomnibus (which would be the one I use, but this is all getting rather
>> confusing/obscure.)
> pip2tgz builds it (I just tried) which means you can write a SlackBuild
> that follows the python template. [...]

Okay; how?  The pip2tgz manpage says uses package archives like from 
PyPi which https://pypi.org/project/Mathics-omnibus/#files has .egg 
files.  I ran 'pip2tgz Mathics_omnibus-4.0.1-py3.9.egg ' which says it's 
not a .tar.  Best when manpages have examples...

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