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installation error experimental packages

asked 2013-09-23 06:43:13 -0500

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updated 2015-01-14 07:55:37 -0500

FrédéricC gravatar image

I am trying to install a new experimental package from within sage (asymptote in this case) and get the following error message:

sage: sage.misc.package.install_package('asymptote-1.29') Attempting to download package asymptote-1.29

Checking online list of optional packages. [Traceback (most recent call last): File "", line 29, in File "/misc/ada2/visit/betea/Programs/sage-5.8/local/lib/python/urllib.py", line 244, in retrieve tfp = open(filename, 'wb') IOError: [Errno 20] Not a directory: '/dev/stdout' Error: failed to download http://www.sagemath.org/spkg/optional..., aborting

Any help?

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sorry for the poor formatting, don't know what happened

db gravatar imagedb ( 2013-09-23 06:44:27 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-09-23 07:23:11 -0500

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As it says at the experimental package list,

These are EXPERIMENTAL! They probably won't work at all for you! Use at your own risk!

However, in your case it seems that there is some other issue. It should look like this:

$ ./sage -i asymptote
Attempting to download package asymptote
>>> Checking online list of optional packages.
[.]
>>> Checking online list of experimental packages.
[.]
>>> Found asymptote-1.29

WARNING: you are about to download and install an experimental package.
This probably won't work at all for you! There is no guarantee that it
has ever been built correctly! Use at your own risk!
Are you sure you want to continue [Y/n]? y

That an exception has been thrown before this indicates you may want to check your permissions or internet connectivity.

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