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asked 2015-03-31 10:04:22 -0500

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I have two Mac computers. On both I found that Sage 6.5 won't work with OS 10.9. So, I installed OS 10.2 on both Macs, deleted the old 6.5 for OS 10.9, and installed the new for OS 10.10. One one Mac, everything worked. On the other Mac, I had difficulties. Repeatedly I found that I couldn't start a terminal session and found in the log, "another Sage Notebook server is running". I discovered that by choosing Stop Server from the Server menu a couple of times I could cure this problem and start a terminal session. This happened even after a restart. Well, now I know what to do so it isn't blocking any work, but I thought I would report it. Possibly I double-clicked the Sage icon in the dock? Would that start two servers? Why, anyway, would having two Notebook Servers running interfere with a terminal session? This is supposed to be a "question" so that last sentence is the official "question" here.

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answered 2015-03-31 10:18:19 -0500

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As to the Sage servers, yes, it is possible that you launched two Sage servers and that was the problem. (You can open a Terminal and check for Python processes and kill them when in doubt.)

But this should not affect the terminal session. If you can reliably replicate that it would be very helpful. I personally often have several sessions running in this way.

Finally, as the downloads page says (or should say and did until recently, at least), you can use an older Sage for a newer Mac, but it's unwise to try vice versa. There probably isn't a version for 10.9 currently for download, though you shouldn't have any problem building it from scratch.

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