update-gap-workspace(1) manage a GAP workspace.



update-gap-workspace update

Create or update the GAP workspace.

update-gap-workspace delete

Delete the GAP workspace.


At start up, GAP load all libraries and packages available on the system. This take several seconds. To save time, GAP can store the result of this initialisation in a `workspace'. update-gap-workspace help to manage such workspaces. update-gap-workspace can be run as root to manage the system-wide workspace. update-gap-workspace can be run as a normal user. In this case the workspace is stored in $HOME/gap/workspace.gz.

Note that you need to rebuild the workspace each time GAP packages are added, removed or updated. To automate that task, if the system-wide workspace exists, it is automatically updated whenever a GAP-related Debian package is installed or upgraded.

The gap script will automatically load such workspace at start up.


The system-wide GAP workspace.
The user-specific GAP workspace.


Bill Allombert <[email protected]>


We are considering enabling the system-wide workspace per default, though this feature could be too confusing for old-time GAP users. If you have opinions about it, please mail <[email protected]>.