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Who maintains the sagemath Fedora repository?

asked 2015-06-19 07:36:56 -0500

Matthew gravatar image

I recently used yum to install Sage on my Fedora 21 machine. I was very pleased with the resulting installation. However, the most recent version of Sage that I can get this way is version 6.3. What does it take to keep the repository up to date? Who's been working on it most recently?

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answered 2015-06-19 08:49:33 -0500

Some recent posts on sage-devel, sage-release and sage-support mention Fedora.

In this sage-devel post, Paulo César Pereira de Andrade writes:

Right now, Fedora has sagemath 6.5 packaged, and I need to find some time to see if reasonable, and how I would patch sage to use a non released and patched pari, to update to 6.7 (skipping 6.6).

He might be the one maintaining the SageMath package for Fedora.

You might also be interested in Fedora Scientific, its documentation, and the fedora-scitech mailing list.

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Thanks! Should I try to contact him to get more information? Fedora Scientific sounds pretty cool, but I don't think it will work since one of my goals is to run a Sage server.

Matthew gravatar imageMatthew ( 2015-06-19 09:41:16 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-06-20 12:27:51 -0500

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I maintain sagemath in Fedora,

Fedora 21 has sagemath 6.3. Fedora 22 and rawhide have sagemath 6.5.

I am working on getting sagemath 6.7 on rawhide, and based on dependencies will try to backport to fedora 22.

Note that these are non official packages, and built using dependencies in the system, so, getting everything working together is not an easy task. It took more than one year getting the distribution dependencies in shape for the first build.

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Thanks, and keep up the good work! Where's the best place for me to keep updated on the project?

Matthew gravatar imageMatthew ( 2015-06-21 21:13:51 -0500 )edit
slelievre gravatar imageslelievre ( 2016-08-11 06:09:27 -0500 )edit

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