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sage-mode installation

asked 2015-02-17 14:07:30 -0500

John L gravatar image

I'm new to sage, and trying to set up sage_mode with emacs. As suggested here, I run "sage -i sage_mode" to install it. This gives the error message

mkdir: cannot create directory ‘’: No such file or directory /usr/bin/sage: line 766: /usr/build/pipestatus: No such file or directory

Googling this doesn't seem to turn up anything relevant. Any suggestions? I'm running the build from the Arch Linux repos (64 bit).

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Does running Sage (without trying to install sage-mode) work okay?

kcrisman gravatar imagekcrisman ( 2015-02-17 14:47:21 -0500 )edit

Yes, haven't noticed problems with anything else.

John L gravatar imageJohn L ( 2015-02-17 15:30:44 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-09-23 22:40:31 -0500

Ivan Andrus gravatar image

You could try installing the latest spkg from bit bucket:

sage -i

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answered 2015-03-04 10:10:33 -0500

Antonio Rojas gravatar image

You can't use sage -i if you install Sage from the repos. Either you build and install sage yourself (and then you can install optional packages with sage -i) or you install it from the repos, and then you also have to install optional packages with pacman (currently there is no sage_mode PKGBUILD, you would have to create one yourself)

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I guess I've been out of the loop for a while with respect to Sage packaging. What's pacman, and how to I make sage_mode installable with sage -i?

Ivan Andrus gravatar imageIvan Andrus ( 2015-09-23 22:42:05 -0500 )edit

@Ivan Andrus: pacman is the archlinux package manager.

fidbc gravatar imagefidbc ( 2015-09-24 20:09:27 -0500 )edit

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