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Sage symlink not working

asked 2016-08-30 14:53:03 +0100

enanae gravatar image

updated 2017-01-08 12:23:08 +0100

FrédéricC gravatar image

I've tried to create a symlink for sage to use in my OS X terminal, using the command

sudo ln -s /Applications/ /usr/local/bin/sage

I got an alias file in my bin-folder, but when I try to open it all I get is this message

"The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “sage” can’t be found."

When I type in just the path /Applications/ in the terminal, sage opens just fine.

Can somebody tell me what I'm doing wrong? I'm not very accustomed to working in the terminal.

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Possibly permissions issue? For myself, I usually put the path for sage in my .profile, e.g. a line like export PATH=$PATH:'/Applications/' might work for you.

kcrisman gravatar imagekcrisman ( 2016-08-30 15:26:13 +0100 )edit

After completing the ln command, what does command -v sage tell you?

John Palmieri gravatar imageJohn Palmieri ( 2016-08-31 16:16:11 +0100 )edit

Try this

$ A='/Applications/'
$ B='/usr/local/bin/sage'
$ ln -sf $A $B
slelievre gravatar imageslelievre ( 2016-09-05 15:16:27 +0100 )edit

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answered 2021-08-08 12:52:47 +0100

You are adding a relative path while creating the symlink. So if you go to /usr/local/bin and do file sage, you'll see that the link is broken. Unlink the created link, (in Linux, unlink sage) then repeat the command but with the complete path. eg: ln -s ~/sage9.1/sage /user/local/bin/sage This worked for me.

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