[aur-general] sage-mathematics

Thomas Dziedzic gostrc at gmail.com
Thu Jun 10 13:08:44 EDT 2010

On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 2:29 AM, A Rojas <nqn1976list at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I took a longer look at their build/install system, and it doesn't
>> look like it is very flexible in using external packages.
>> It fully provides http://www.sagemath.org/packages/standard/ by default.
>> These packages are optional http://www.sagemath.org/packages/optional/
>> which you would have to install after installing sage-mathematics
>> afaik.
>> Also, another optional package is in http://www.sagemath.org/sagedb/
>> which is basically a database that's worth a 2.6GB download :/
>> I have contacted upstream in case there is a relatively sane way of
>> using external packages that come with the distro. I will post back if
>> upstream says it's possible, but it looks like it won't be possible.
> Mandriva has had a sage package built with external apps for a while which
> works quite well [1], it could be interesting to see if their spec file can
> be translated to a PKGBUILD. Also gentoo has a split ebuild here [2]. See
> also [3] for the Fedora plans for a package, although it seems stalled at
> the moment.
> [1] http://svn.mandriva.com/cgi-
> bin/viewvc.cgi/packages/cooker/sagemath/current/SPECS/sagemath.spec?view=co
> [2] http://github.com/cschwan/sage-on-gentoo
> [3] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/SciTech/SAGE

Interesting, looking at the spec file, it looks like a major pita.
I'll look over it more thoroughly and see exactly what it does to see
if I could possibly create a PKGBUILD

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