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Dock high CPU usage after sage upgrade

asked 2015-04-10 02:29:14 -0500

JJeremy gravatar image

Hello all,

I wanted to upgrade my sage installation on my mac book pro (running OSX 10.7.5) from the command line. After running "sage -upgrade" all the downloads and compilations went fine, but then the CPU usage of the on my MBP starts to run very high. At least 100%. At first, I could not figure out what was the source of the problem. I tried many different things related to VMWare, Shared Folders, I even started creating a new user, until I figures out that the newly installed version of sage was causing this. After I removed the sage/ folder from my /Applications folder and rebooted, everything went back to normal. Then, I wanted to try a fresh installation from the non-app sage 6.5 package, but the same problem occured. ATM, I don't have sage installed, and my mac works normally.

Have you already encountered this issue? Is there a know fix?


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answered 2015-04-10 10:02:50 -0500

I would suggest not building Sage in /Applications. I think that the Dock keeps track of all of the files there, and building Sage alters many files, resulting in lots of bookkeeping by the Dock. So keep Sage somewhere else, and have a link to it in /Applications. In fact, if you're not going to use the app version, you don't even need the link there. I build Sage somewhere in my home directory and put a link to the sage executable in /usr/local/bin.

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That solves the problem, thanks! I believe the README.txt file should not suggest to put the "sage" directory in the /Applications folder then.

JJeremy gravatar imageJJeremy ( 2015-04-12 21:43:49 -0500 )edit

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