[Slackbuilds-users] sage up for grabs UNMAINTAINED

Daniel Prosser dpross1100 at msn.com
Fri Aug 10 02:22:56 UTC 2018

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).


On Thursday, August 09, 2018 10:52:29 AM King Beowulf wrote:
> On 08/09/2018 07:37 AM, Fellype do Nascimento wrote:
> ..snip...
> > Just a tip for anyone interested in take over maintenance for sage:
> > The AUR guys have made efforts to get the latest version (git) working
> > on Arch Linux (https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/sagemath-git/).
> > Well... there are up to 16 patches applied in order to get sage working
> > :-P
> > Good look for the next sage maintainer...
> ...snip...
> 16? That's double from last I checked.  It just doesn't make any sense
> to me do go to that trouble.  It takes 4+ hrs on my best box to compile
> - too long a cycle for me to test patches.  To have to patch in order to
> make a relocatable binary is just insane.
> Here's another tip for my successor - never could get this to work:
> https://github.com/sagemath/binary-pkg
> Just to clarify:
> Sagemath compile does work fine on Slackware stable and current as long
> as you build in the final target directory.
> I'm just a simple country chemist.

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