Thank you for such a quick reply. I have another little problem here.
The desktop file in the package uses the icon
/opt/sage/notebook/sage_logo.png, but this file is not installed.
> Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2010 17:07:57 -0500
> From: Thomas Dziedzic <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: [arch-general] why is sage-mathematics so huge?
> To: General Discussion about Arch Linux <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 8:41 AM, Thomas Dziedzic <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 1:17 AM, Auguste Pop <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> I just noticed that there is a sage-mathematics package in community
>>> repository and tried to install it and found out that the package is
>>> really huge.
>>> I understand that sage is always shipped in a gigantic bundle, but the
>>> arch package is considerably larger than official packages provided
>>> for other Linux distributions. For lzma compressed archives, they are
>>> typically around 330MB, while the arch package is about 630MB. Why is
>>> the package so big? I have just noticed that the arch version is
>>> 4.5.3, the version on its official site is still 4.5.2. Is this the
>>> reason for the big package?
>>> Thank you for your kind attention.
>> Hi Auguste,
>> I don't know the exact answer to this question, but I think I may know why.
>> Currently, sage keeps all the spkgs in the package.
>> Also it is built with fat binaries although this itself probably
>> doesn't add such a significant amount.
>> I'll investigate this and let you know.
> Back with some results
> I have gone through the directory to see what made it so big, and I
> realized my initial suspicions were correct.
> I have removed about 300mb of spkgs (compressed) and a lot of extraneous logs.
> The changes are already in trunk along with a few other bug fixes.
> Changes should be visible for the next sage release (4.6).
> Thanks for your interest!