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I would like to create a generalized binary tarball (i.e., a tar-compressed archive that contains an executable shell script for a wide range of different Linux distributions. It must be first extracted in order for one to be able to run this executable script) for SageMath. I think this should be possible as generalized binary tarballs are available for the mathematics software, Scilab. A similar question I asked may be found on Ask SageMath.

  • download from scilab are compressed tarball, but not self extractable. those are created with tar cvzf foo.tar.gz files files ... – Archemar Aug 10 '15 at 9:10
  • Yep, I know they are not self-extractable. Your comment only prompts me to edit my question to make it include the info therein, doesn't really get me closer to the answer, though. – Brenton Horne Aug 10 '15 at 9:17
  • so the question boils down to: "I want to create a portable shell across as many linux distribtion as possible" ? thee have undergo a very long quest. – Archemar Aug 10 '15 at 9:23
  • Starting point is likely here -> megastep.org/makeself – sendmoreinfo Aug 27 '15 at 19:20

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