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When installing SageMath in Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit, I get the following error message after entering sudo make install:

asked 2016-07-21 23:04:09 -0500

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echo "Experimental use only!" Experimental use only! if [ "" = "" ]; then \ echo >&2 "Set the environment variable DESTDIR to the install path."; \ exit 1; \ fi Set the environment variable DESTDIR to the install path. Makefile:133: recipe for target 'install' failed make: * [install] Error 1

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answered 2016-07-22 04:04:26 -0500

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Did you try to build Sage from source or did you use the ppa ?

Note that the install target is no longer supported. You should just run make instead. Note also that you should not run make as root (i.e. do not use sudo).

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