Opened 21 months ago

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#27330 new task

Meta-ticket: spkg-configure: Try to use as many system packages as possible

Reported by: embray Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: sage-9.3
Component: build Keywords: spkg-configure
Cc: tmonteil, mjo, gh-timokau, fbissey, isuruf, mmezzarobba, thansen Merged in:
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Description (last modified by mkoeppe)

#24919 implemented a mechanism for checking for checking for sagelib's direct and indirect dependencies at the time of running the main ./configure script. This was already done in an ad-hoc manner for a handful of packages (e.g. gcc, git, yasm, curl), but we wanted to be able to do the same for other packages, especially those that are common on Linux-like systems.

This has now been implemented for many other packages, or is in the process of being implemented. Those packages are listed below. However, there are many others yet to be done, and this ticket will attempt to list them in some rough order of priority.

For use of Python packages: See #29023 Meta-ticket: In a python 3 build, use system Python packages

Already Done

The following packages already have spkg-configure.m4 checks that are working on most or all supported platforms:

In Progress

The following packages have in-progress tickets to provide configure-time detection on the system:

  • libhomfly (depends on gc) (#29630)

Have Tickets

The following packages have tickets for their conversions, but don't have working prototypes (i.e. branches) yet:

  • BLAS (atlas and other non-openblas): resolving how to handle finding a usable BLAS should be one of the highest priorities; it faces many of the same issues we faced with MPIR/GMP in #27212, but perhaps with even more complexity). One can already use system's openblas, though (#27870)
  • ecl (depends on gc)
    • maxima (depends on ecl) (#29617)
  • gap (using the system GAP is obviously desirable, but non-trivial, esp. now that we need a working libgap) (#29644)
  • linbox (#29631)
  • lrslib (#27804)
  • pynac (#29542)
  • singular (#29024; dup: #29515)
  • mathjax (#30296)
  • jmol (#30316)
  • openssl (#30557, optional package)
  • qepcad (#21783)

No Tickets yet

  • bliss (optional package)

Use of system Python packages

This will be be handled by #29023. Please do not add Python packages here.

The following are exceptions (because it does not run in the same Python as sage):

  • notebook (#30124), rst2ipynb, and their dependencies
  • tox (#30416)

Testing infrastructure

  • #29053: Add debian/fedora package information to build/pkgs, generate Dockerfiles and installation help
  • #29060: Meta-ticket: Add Dockerfiles and CI scripts for integration testing of source and binary distributions and of downstream packages

Documentation

Unfortunately there is still not good documentation for how to implement these configure-time dependency checks.

Bug-fixing

A number of bugs/deficiencies has been uncovered in spkg-configure.m4 files and related configuration, and a number of tickets opened/closed

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comment:1 Changed 21 months ago by embray

Note: The list of packages in the description is not yet exhaustive; please add others that are missing as you see fit and/or reprioritize. This is just a rough sketch.

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#27271 is the ticket for ecm.

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There is also #27373, which concerns packages that change build/run environment, e.g. mpir/gmp/mpfr, that should be resolved in some way.

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Removing most of the rest of my open tickets out of the 8.7 milestone, which should be closed.

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comment:70 Changed 10 months ago by embray

Nice to see so much progress on this. I'm sorry I haven't had more time to help, but I'm glad to see that the infrastructure I put in place has continued to be useful as support for more packages is added.

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comment:78 follow-up: Changed 10 months ago by mkoeppe

Should we find a better way to keep track of the distribution packages that provide what spkg-configure is looking for?

Something autogenerated from new per-package information build/pkgs/* that can keep the section in the installation manual current (src/doc/en/installation/source.rst) - last updated by Dima?

Related: https://trac.sagemath.org/ticket/28745 (environment.yml for conda).

comment:79 in reply to: ↑ 78 Changed 10 months ago by dimpase

Replying to mkoeppe:

Should we find a better way to keep track of the distribution packages that provide what spkg-configure is looking for?

Something autogenerated from new per-package information build/pkgs/* that can keep the section in the installation manual current (src/doc/en/installation/source.rst) - last updated by Dima?

A good idea, I only don't know how exactly to implement this. E.g. on Debian one could create a package with all dependencies (in fact, basically almost the same as their Sage package)

Related: https://trac.sagemath.org/ticket/28745 (environment.yml for conda).

comment:80 Changed 10 months ago by mkoeppe

I would just have thought to generate a shell script with one line of apt-get install.

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rw is listed (#27814), but since it depends on igraph, it would be fine to add igraph too.

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comment:103 Changed 7 months ago by mkoeppe

spkg-configure friends, I have drafted an update on the support for using system packages for the 9.1 release notes at https://wiki.sagemath.org/ReleaseTours/sage-9.1; let me know if anything needs changing or just make edits.

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Should "BLAS" be moved to "done"?

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There should be a way to use other blas implementations from the system, not only openblas

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Adding a reference for giac and pynac.

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Adding tickets for libhomfly and linbox.

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Adding #29644 for GAP.

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