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Sage updates on ppa?

asked 2018-04-21 14:45:26 +0200

Romuald_314 gravatar image

Hi, I have been using sage on my ubuntu for at least 3 years now. Up to february of last year, I have been keeping it up to date thanks to the ppa: But it is now sage 8.0+, and the ppa is still at version 7.5. I really wonder why it is not kept updated anymore.

I tried to use some prebuilt binaries proposed for downloading on, however these solutions do not seem to be as simple and integrated to the system as the classic way to install sage. Thanks for answers.

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answered 2018-04-21 15:01:21 +0200

tmonteil gravatar image

indeed, AIMS stopped to maintain the ubuntu PPA since they moved to Debian. Feel free to maintain this PPA if you need this.

Note that sagemath is now officially maintained in Debian, hence it should enter in ubuntu soon (next release ?), look at the universe repository.

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I'll be thinking about it. What do you mean by "maintain the PPA?" First, I'm not an expert. Second, according to what you said, it is actually discontinued...

Romuald_314 gravatar imageRomuald_314 ( 2018-04-22 12:32:15 +0200 )edit

PPA are maintained by anyone, they are not part of Ubunu official releases.

tmonteil gravatar imagetmonteil ( 2018-04-23 18:34:32 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-04-29 16:24:52 +0200

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updated 2018-04-29 16:30:26 +0200

The team at AIMS stopped producing the SageMath Ubuntu PPA because of the renewed packaging effort in Debian, which made SageMath available in Ubuntu 17.04. Unfortunately SageMath is not included in Ubuntu 17.10, but you can get it in Ubuntu 18.04.

See this 2018-02 thread on the debian-science-sagemath mailing list.

To get SageMath under Ubuntu, you could either

  • install the Debian package by running in a terminal:

    sudo apt install sagemath-jupyter

    (this should work under: Debian >= 9; Ubuntu 17.04; Ubuntu >= 18.04; unfortunately not in Ubuntu 17.10),

  • install SageMath binary for your Ubuntu system from the SageMath download page.

  • build from source,
  • install using Conda,
  • install using Docker.

Note that Ubuntu 18.04 was just released which makes it a good time to upgrade.

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I'll be thinking about upgrading to 18.04 since it is also a LTS version. Thank you.

Romuald_314 gravatar imageRomuald_314 ( 2018-04-29 21:57:56 +0200 )edit

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