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Unhandled SIGABRT when working with polynomial rings

asked 2016-08-09 10:09:38 +0200

osr gravatar image

Hello, experts!

I am working with multivariate polynomial rings in a finite field, such as


But when I try to define an object like this one:


I get a SIGABRT from Sage and the program terminates giving an Ubuntu error (something like "gdb stopped working").

This pastebin shows the output: Even though it says Saved trace to /home/slenderman/.sage/crash_logs/crash_oImBtz.log, that file is totally empty.

More information: if I use the ring over Q it works perfectly


Also, I have Sage version 7.2 compiled from the git repository.

Thank you in advanced for any help!

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What is I ? You should rather not use symbolic variables in polynomials. Otherwise, everything becomes symbolic, hence slow and better avoided.

FrédéricC gravatar imageFrédéricC ( 2016-08-09 11:11:08 +0200 )edit

@FrédéricC You are right, but even if I declare the ring with I as a variable K.<a1,b1,a2,b2,x,I>=PolynomialRing(GF(32003)) I get the same SIGABRT error.

osr gravatar imageosr ( 2016-08-09 11:19:14 +0200 )edit

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answered 2016-08-09 16:17:56 +0200

tmonteil gravatar image

updated 2016-08-09 16:22:43 +0200

I cannot reproduce your error, the error I get is :

PariError: I already exists with incompatible valence

which is fine. Indeed, the product of a polynomial indeterminate defined over a finite field and I (which belongs to a field of characteristic 0) is not well defined. If I is defined as another indeterminate, everything is fine:

sage: K.<a1,b1,a2,b2,x,I>=PolynomialRing(GF(32003))
sage: numerator((a1+b1*I)+(a1-b1*I)*x^(-5))
b1*x^5*I + a1*x^5 - b1*I + a1

In your case, the error is more annoying since it is not handled by Sage, and as the log says "his probably occurred because a compiled module has a bug in it and is not properly wrapped with sig_on(), sig_off(). Python will now terminate."

When you compiled Sage, and especially Pari, did you get any error ? Coud you look at the file $SAGE_ROOT/logs/pkgs/pari-2.8-*.log to see if something wrong happened there ?

If you do not find anything, could you try, from the $SAGE_ROOT direcory:

 ./sage -i -f -c pari

To rebuild pari and run a self-check ?

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The Pari build log didn't have any errors in it, but your suggestion of rebuilding Sage and running a self check worked like a charm, thank you!

osr gravatar imageosr ( 2016-08-10 10:13:39 +0200 )edit

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