Re: Updating from f17 to f18 as well as the f17 sagemath packages in

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2013/1/17 Vedran Miletić <rivanvx@xxxxxxxxx>:
> 2013/1/17 Paulo César Pereira de Andrade
> <>:
>>   I followed the procedures at
>> and after a reboot, updated my sagemath x86_64 repository.
>>   I had a few f15 plexus&maven packages that appeared to cause
>> upgrade problems as well as ffmpeg-libs, but this was enough
>> for me to convert a f17 computer to f18:
>> $ sudo yum erase sagemath
>> $ sudo yum erase plexus-appserver plexus-runtime-builder
>> plexus-maven-plugin maven-shared plexus-xmlrpc ffmpeg-libs
>> $ sudo yum update yum
>> $ sudo yum clean all
>> $ sudo yum --releasever=18 --disableplugin=presto distro-sync
>> $ sudo rpm --rebuilddb
>> If you previously had a /etc/yum.repos.d/sagemath-f17.repo, please
>> now use
> Great stuff. Thank you for your effort.
>> There is a Singular update, but the same build should be available
>> as an update in a few days
>> and I just opened a bug report to update f18 to the same numpy in rawhide
> In general, how stable is this? Are there tests to verify this is
> working correctly?

  This is a bit outdated and was generated from the f17 build:
but most of the failures should still happen.

> I ask because I'm planning to mention using sagemath on Fedora as an
> alternative to Wolfram Mathematica to some people on our university,
> and I wouldn't mind using stock sagemath instead of packaged one for
> the time being, until packaged one gets wider testing.

  For the time being I would suggest using the upstream build, or
something like or

   My goal is to have the package fully reliable. Right now it is
passing roughly 90% of the tests. Most failures are numerical
noise, but there are some serious issues that need to be fixed.

> I'm very grateful for your effort, and having packaged sagemath will
> definitely make deployment and updates easier in the long term, but
> leaving a good initial impression is really important when people are
> exposed to free software.
> Regards,
> Vedran

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