[tex-live] Bug#567299: can you remove a package from TeXLive?

Rogério Brito rbrito at ime.usp.br
Thu Jan 28 12:25:54 CET 2010

Package: sagemath
Severity: normal
X-Debbugs-CC: tex-live at tug.org, Dan Drake <drake at kaist.edu>

Hi, there.

Sorry to be late on this.

On 01/25/2010 09:52 PM, Robin Fairbairns wrote:
> Dan Drake <drake at kaist.edu> wrote:
>> The version of Sage in Debian/Ubuntu is hopelessly outdated and right
>> now no one is working on getting new packages prepared. SageTeX will be
>> included in the next Sage released, and we can switch links and so on to
>> the Sage documentation.
> i.e., there's a .deb containing an outdated sage system?  or there's
> no-one working to update sagetex to current ctan standards?  (we know
> that's false.)

I can't speak about sagetex, but sage in Debian is uninstallable in Debian's sid 
distribution. I'm CC'ing the maintainer, via a new bug filed with bugs.debian.org.

I tried to install sagemath on my computer, since I needed to do some lenghty 
calculations. :-(

To be fair, it seems that the package needs some work upstream:


I don't know if the newer sources fix the problem there, but it would be really 
nice to have this fixed before the new releases of Debian/Ubuntu.


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