Error message when starting sage 6.10 on ubuntu

asked 2016-01-21 08:08:45 -0500

ablmf gravatar image

updated 2016-01-21 13:50:54 -0500

FrédéricC gravatar image

I installed sage 6.10 through

sudo apt-get install sagemath-upstream-binary-full

on my ubuntu machine.

When I start sage shell, I got

patching /usr/lib/sagemath/src/build/cythonized/sage/structure/list_clone.c
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/sagemath/", line 85, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/sagemath/", line 51, in save
    with open(self.filename, 'wb') as f:
IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/usr/lib/sagemath/src/build/cythonized/sage/structure/list_clone.c'

Is this going to be a problem?

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there seems to be a problem with the current Ubuntu ppa see the following thread on sage-devel. In the mean time you can download a tarball from

vdelecroix gravatar imagevdelecroix ( 2016-01-21 14:16:50 -0500 )edit