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asked 2010-10-09 01:08:33 -0500

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Are there any plans to make available a Sage pre-compiled binary package for Gnu/Linux Debian distribution?

Thank you for this great work.

With best regards, Antonio

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answered 2010-10-09 16:56:26 -0500

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This was done at one time, and in fact I think there was a (very old) version of Sage, around 3.0.5, in Debian; is it not in there now? You may want to see this group for a little recent discussion on why it's not (essentially, way too much work because of how Debian does things versus how Sage packages things); curiously, I can't find this group on the .com listings.

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answered 2010-10-10 11:27:03 -0500

Mitesh Patel gravatar image

Are you referring to the binaries available for download from one of the mirrors listed at here? We'd definitely like to distribute 32 and 64-bit binaries for recent versions of Debian and the other major Linux distributions. It's a matter of people in the Sage community having the interest and enough time to make binaries, or to set up and keep up-to-date virtual machines to which we can "farm out" the task. Unfortunately, at the moment, other tasks beckon.

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