ASKSAGE: Sage Q&A Forum - RSS feedhttps://ask.sagemath.org/questions/Q&A Forum for SageenCopyright Sage, 2010. Some rights reserved under creative commons license.Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:04:59 +0100Is 'make install' on opensuse necessary?https://ask.sagemath.org/question/10715/is-make-install-on-opensuse-necessary/I have typed 'make' yesterday and the makefile was executing many,many hours. Now I can finally run sage in my browser, so I believe everything is alright. However, in instructions on makefiles, they say I should also run 'make install'. When I did, I got a warning saying "experimental use only". So is 'make install' redundant and sage will work as well as now?
I am new to linux. I moved to it just for sage.Sat, 09 Nov 2013 07:46:28 +0100https://ask.sagemath.org/question/10715/is-make-install-on-opensuse-necessary/Comment by gundamlh for <p>I have typed 'make' yesterday and the makefile was executing many,many hours. Now I can finally run sage in my browser, so I believe everything is alright. However, in instructions on makefiles, they say I should also run 'make install'. When I did, I got a warning saying "experimental use only". So is 'make install' redundant and sage will work as well as now?</p>
<p>I am new to linux. I moved to it just for sage.</p>
https://ask.sagemath.org/question/10715/is-make-install-on-opensuse-necessary/?comment=16695#post-id-16695Shake hands, but why did you choose openSuSE? I am now using 12.3 and next week upgrade to 13.1Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:04:59 +0100https://ask.sagemath.org/question/10715/is-make-install-on-opensuse-necessary/?comment=16695#post-id-16695Answer by tmonteil for <p>I have typed 'make' yesterday and the makefile was executing many,many hours. Now I can finally run sage in my browser, so I believe everything is alright. However, in instructions on makefiles, they say I should also run 'make install'. When I did, I got a warning saying "experimental use only". So is 'make install' redundant and sage will work as well as now?</p>
<p>I am new to linux. I moved to it just for sage.</p>
https://ask.sagemath.org/question/10715/is-make-install-on-opensuse-necessary/?answer=15679#post-id-15679When you type `make`, you build the binary, so it is enough to use Sage.
When you type `make install`, it does not do anything since you have to set a `DESTDIR` environement variable. The aim of this command is to copy the content of your Sage directory to some specified directory and to symlink the sage binary in some drectory that may belong to your `PATH`. This allows you to launch Sage by just typing `sage` instead of having to go to the Sage directory and to type `./sage`
As it is experimental, i would not advise to use `make install`.
If you want to have the `sage` command in your `PATH`, is suffice to symlink it by hand to `/usr/local/bin`, by typing:
sudo ln -s /path/to/command/sage /usr/local/bin/sage
If such a symlink exists (from a ), you should first remove the old one:
sudo rm /usr/local/bin/sage
Sat, 09 Nov 2013 08:47:18 +0100https://ask.sagemath.org/question/10715/is-make-install-on-opensuse-necessary/?answer=15679#post-id-15679