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, 21 Feb 2014 06:09:18 +0100How to unpack .spkg fileshttps://ask.sagemath.org/question/9854/how-to-unpack-spkg-files/This is probably an extremely basic question, but I can't figure it out.
I got the Sage source code from a .tar file from the download link here: http://boxen.math.washington.edu/home/sagemath/sage-mirror/src/index.html
I unpacked the tar file using 7-zip and got the directory containing some files, the .hg folder, and the spkg folder. I am told that .spkg is just a tar file, but I can't seem to open them up. Could someone walk me through the steps for Windows?
ThanksTue, 26 Feb 2013 22:32:59 +0100https://ask.sagemath.org/question/9854/how-to-unpack-spkg-files/Answer by Bétréma for <p>This is probably an extremely basic question, but I can't figure it out.</p>
<p>I got the Sage source code from a .tar file from the download link here: <a href="http://boxen.math.washington.edu/home/sagemath/sage-mirror/src/index.html">http://boxen.math.washington.edu/home...</a></p>
<p>I unpacked the tar file using 7-zip and got the directory containing some files, the .hg folder, and the spkg folder. I am told that .spkg is just a tar file, but I can't seem to open them up. Could someone walk me through the steps for Windows?</p>
<p>Thanks</p>
https://ask.sagemath.org/question/9854/how-to-unpack-spkg-files/?answer=14604#post-id-14604The answer is rough: it's impossible to install Sage on a Windows system ! It's a feature, not a bug :-) See e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sage_(mathematics_software)
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:57:34 +0100https://ask.sagemath.org/question/9854/how-to-unpack-spkg-files/?answer=14604#post-id-14604Comment by kcrisman for <p>The answer is rough: it's impossible to install Sage on a Windows system ! It's a feature, not a bug :-) See e.g. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sage_(mathematics_software)">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sage_(ma...</a></p>
https://ask.sagemath.org/question/9854/how-to-unpack-spkg-files/?comment=18145#post-id-18145More precisely, there is a virtual machine solution, and a Cygwin solution (more native, in some sense) is very close to reality...Wed, 27 Feb 2013 10:35:10 +0100https://ask.sagemath.org/question/9854/how-to-unpack-spkg-files/?comment=18145#post-id-18145Comment by twch for <p>The answer is rough: it's impossible to install Sage on a Windows system ! It's a feature, not a bug :-) See e.g. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sage_(mathematics_software)">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sage_(ma...</a></p>
https://ask.sagemath.org/question/9854/how-to-unpack-spkg-files/?comment=18143#post-id-18143well nevertheless it is possible to use Sage on Windows: http://www.sagemath.org/download-windows.htmlWed, 27 Feb 2013 10:37:59 +0100https://ask.sagemath.org/question/9854/how-to-unpack-spkg-files/?comment=18143#post-id-18143Answer by rws for <p>This is probably an extremely basic question, but I can't figure it out.</p>
<p>I got the Sage source code from a .tar file from the download link here: <a href="http://boxen.math.washington.edu/home/sagemath/sage-mirror/src/index.html">http://boxen.math.washington.edu/home...</a></p>
<p>I unpacked the tar file using 7-zip and got the directory containing some files, the .hg folder, and the spkg folder. I am told that .spkg is just a tar file, but I can't seem to open them up. Could someone walk me through the steps for Windows?</p>
<p>Thanks</p>
https://ask.sagemath.org/question/9854/how-to-unpack-spkg-files/?answer=16096#post-id-16096Instead of renaming the SPKG to `xyz.tar.bz2` you can also `tar xvfj` the SPKG directly. Note that the `z` option extracts zipped and gzipped files, the `j` option extracts bzipped files, and the `J` option extracts `xz` files.Fri, 21 Feb 2014 03:35:32 +0100https://ask.sagemath.org/question/9854/how-to-unpack-spkg-files/?answer=16096#post-id-16096Comment by ppurka for <p>Instead of renaming the SPKG to <code>xyz.tar.bz2</code> you can also <code>tar xvfj</code> the SPKG directly. Note that the <code>z</code> option extracts zipped and gzipped files, the <code>j</code> option extracts bzipped files, and the <code>J</code> option extracts <code>xz</code> files.</p>
https://ask.sagemath.org/question/9854/how-to-unpack-spkg-files/?comment=16219#post-id-16219The question was about unarchiving on Windows. :)Fri, 21 Feb 2014 06:09:18 +0100https://ask.sagemath.org/question/9854/how-to-unpack-spkg-files/?comment=16219#post-id-16219Answer by ppurka for <p>This is probably an extremely basic question, but I can't figure it out.</p>
<p>I got the Sage source code from a .tar file from the download link here: <a href="http://boxen.math.washington.edu/home/sagemath/sage-mirror/src/index.html">http://boxen.math.washington.edu/home...</a></p>
<p>I unpacked the tar file using 7-zip and got the directory containing some files, the .hg folder, and the spkg folder. I am told that .spkg is just a tar file, but I can't seem to open them up. Could someone walk me through the steps for Windows?</p>
<p>Thanks</p>
https://ask.sagemath.org/question/9854/how-to-unpack-spkg-files/?answer=14605#post-id-14605If you only want to open the spkg files then just rename then to have
an ending of tar.bz2 instead of spkg. Then 7 zip will be able to recognize the file. You will probably need to change
some folder settings so that windows shows you the full filename. You may also try opening the spkg file from 7 zip directly without any renaming. It might work if7 zip is able to determine the file type from the file contents.Wed, 27 Feb 2013 10:12:17 +0100https://ask.sagemath.org/question/9854/how-to-unpack-spkg-files/?answer=14605#post-id-14605Comment by Switch for <p>If you only want to open the spkg files then just rename then to have
an ending of tar.bz2 instead of spkg. Then 7 zip will be able to recognize the file. You will probably need to change
some folder settings so that windows shows you the full filename. You may also try opening the spkg file from 7 zip directly without any renaming. It might work if7 zip is able to determine the file type from the file contents.</p>
https://ask.sagemath.org/question/9854/how-to-unpack-spkg-files/?comment=18139#post-id-18139Thanks! It worked.Wed, 27 Feb 2013 15:35:13 +0100https://ask.sagemath.org/question/9854/how-to-unpack-spkg-files/?comment=18139#post-id-18139