This is a simple script, written in Perl, for making a Debian package of a past version of PARI/GP. Works at least back to PARI 2.5.x.

make-opt-pari-deb pari-2.9.5.tar.gz
in subdirectory make-opt-pari-deb-build,
file: opt-pari-2.9.5-gp_2.9.5-1_i386.deb
/opt/pari-2.9.5/    install tree
/usr/bin/gp-2.9.5 -> /opt/pari-2.9.5/bin/gp   symlink

The deb has a gp-2.9.5 interpreter ready to run (or whatever version number).

make-opt-pari-deb is free software (free as in freedom), published under the terms of the GNU General Public License (v3 or higher). Download version 1 here.

make-opt-pari-deb (9k, and sig)

The sig files is a Gnu PG ascii armoured signature generated from my key.

Multiple opt package versions and the current pari-gp package can co-exist. This is convenient for having versions to exercise GP code for compatibility and the like.

See further notes in comments at the start of make-opt-pari-deb. The only tweak applied is that past PARI build process had expected Perl @INC to include current directory ".".

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