[aur-general] Proposal to move sage-mathematics into [community].
gostrc at gmail.com
Thu Aug 12 13:54:36 EDT 2010
On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 12:34 PM, Ronald van Haren <pressh at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 7:07 PM, Thomas Dziedzic <gostrc at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello, I am the maintainer of aur/sage-mathematics.
> > I think this package has matured to the point where it could be included
> > into the community repository.
> > There are no issues with this package that I am currently aware of.
> > Its inclusion into community would probably save a lot of compilation
> > for everyone.
> > The namcap and built package could be found at:
> http://pkgbuild.com/~td123/ <http://pkgbuild.com/%7Etd123/>
> > The package is ~700MB per architecture.
> > I didn't modularize this package because upstream doesn't intend to
> > modularize it, and because of the amount of work that would require, not
> > only to split everything off, but to make sure nothing breaks at the same
> > time.
> > Case in point, http://github.com/cschwan/sage-on-gentoo
> > I would like to start discussing its inclusion now.
> > Cheers!
> Sorry it doesn't really make sense to me. Why would we want to
> duplicate all these packages that we already have in the repos with
> one big fat binary containing them all?
> I mean, all SAGE is doing is getting sources from open source projects
> and merge them in one big fat distribution if I'm not mistaken?
It provides a common interface (namely python) for many applications that it
It also includes its own patches to those packages, like implementing
features not in upstream.
Finally, everything it compiles itself, python, gcc-fortran, etc. is
completely isolated from the system.
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