Changes between Version 7 and Version 8 of Ticket #12602


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03/03/12 14:33:46 (9 years ago)
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jdemeyer
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  • Ticket #12602 – Description

    v7 v8  
    1 The current code in `sage-spkg` to determine which package to install and whether to download it is buggy and too complicated.  Also get rid of calls to the `newest_version` script, allow gzip compression of .spkg files, get rid of the "download again" part (why was it needed?).
     1The current code in `sage-spkg` to determine which package to install and whether to download it is buggy and too complicated.  Also get rid of calls to the `newest_version` script, get rid of the "download again" part (why was it needed?).
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    33Changes in behaviour:
    44 1. When specifying a download URL, it will always download the file, even if a corresponding spkg exists locally.  This allows for easier development of spkgs, because people often post updated spkgs with the same version number.
    55 2. "sage -f package" without a version number will use the most recent (by modification time) local spkg in spkg/standard or spkg/optional.  Only if no such package exists, it will try to download it.  This makes it consistent with "sage -f package-x.y.z" with a version number.
     6 3. Allow gzip compression (in addition to bzip2 and no compression) of spkgs.