ASKSAGE: Sage Q&A Forum - Latest question feedhttps://ask.sagemath.org/questions/Q&A Forum for SageenCopyright Sage, 2010. Some rights reserved under creative commons license.Wed, 26 Dec 2018 11:56:46 -0600Cannot install SageMath on Ubuntu 16.04: "Maximum recursion depth exceeded"https://ask.sagemath.org/question/44785/cannot-install-sagemath-on-ubuntu-1604-maximum-recursion-depth-exceeded/I have Ubuntu 16.04.
I downloaded the binary file "sage-8.4-Ubuntu_16.04-x86_64.tar.bz2",
extracted it with:
tar jxf sage-8.4-Ubuntu_16.04-x86_64.tar.bz2
then went into the folder and ran sage:
cd SageMath
./sage
I got the following error:
RecursionError: maximum recursion depth exceeded during compilation
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It seems that you are attempting to run Sage from an unpacked source
tarball, but you have not compiled it yet (or maybe the build has not
finished). You should run `make` in the Sage root directory first.
If you did not intend to build Sage from source, you should download
a binary tarball instead. Read README.txt for more information.
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I don't think I should run make, since I downloaded a binary version, but I tried anyway and got a similar error:
RecursionError: maximum recursion depth exceeded during compilation
Makefile:31: recipe for target 'base-toolchain' failed
make: *** [base-toolchain] Error 1
I found some notes saying that it might be related to the Python version. I have both 3.7 and 2.7. Should I somehow tell SageMath to use 2.7? How?
Alternatively, is there another possible source for this error?Erel Segal-HaleviWed, 26 Dec 2018 11:56:46 -0600https://ask.sagemath.org/question/44785/