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2 files changed, 26 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/academic/sage/README b/academic/sage/README
index ab5e912702..6c308c8cce 100644
--- a/academic/sage/README
+++ b/academic/sage/README
@@ -15,7 +15,13 @@ Note that the build will likely spit out many "zero length file" errors,
which can safely be ignored.
See README.BUILDOPTS for additional (important) information about
-build options and such.
+build options and such. Specifically, if you do not move the installation
+directory via a specification of SAGEROOT, you may need to do something
+source /etc/profile.d/
+so make sure the binary is in your path.
This package does not include the doc files. Those can be found at
diff --git a/academic/sage/sage.SlackBuild b/academic/sage/sage.SlackBuild
index 7049bb6d27..2ee5996dc9 100644
--- a/academic/sage/sage.SlackBuild
+++ b/academic/sage/sage.SlackBuild
@@ -35,6 +35,16 @@ if [ -z "$ARCH" ]; then
+#### These lines are to ensure the build can happen on multilib systems.
+if [ "$ARCH" = "i586" ]; then
+elif [ "$ARCH" = "x86_64" ]; then
@@ -69,7 +79,13 @@ patch -p1 < $CWD/sage-build-root.patch
# Thanks to Philip Lacroix <>
rm build/pkgs/python2/patches/sys_path_security-issue_16202.patch
-# The docs do not build correctly, so instead of make, do:
+# Test Fix - this did not work.
+# sed -i "s|/lib|/lib${LIBDIRSUFFIX}|" build/pkgs/iml/spkg-install
+# The docs do not build correctly, so instead of make, do the following:
make build
# test all examples in the documentation (over 93,000 line of input)
@@ -114,6 +130,8 @@ fi
sed "s%SAGEROOT%${SAGEROOT}%" $CWD/$PRGNAM-notebook.desktop > $PKG/usr/share/applications/$PRGNAM-notebook.desktop
cp src/doc/common/themes/sage/static/sageicon.png $PKG/usr/share/pixmaps/
+# Put a line here which *actually* adds sage to the path
# install sagetex to a location that is accessible to the system TeX installation
cp -a local/share/texmf $PKG/usr/share