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Installation error sage 8.0 on mac

asked 2017-08-04 11:04:12 -0500

updated 2017-08-08 02:35:40 -0500

FrédéricC gravatar image

I try to install sage 8.0 on my mac osx, got the following error,.

RecursionError: maximum recursion depth exceeded during compilation


It seems that you are attempting to run Sage from an unpacked source tarball, but you have not compiled it yet (or maybe the build has not finished). You should run make in the Sage root directory first. If you did not intend to build Sage from source, you should download a binary tarball instead. Read README.txt for more information.


logout Saving session... ...copying shared history... ...saving history...truncating history files... ...completed.

[Process completed]

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Have you followed the instructions?

If you want some help, you should describe with much more details

  1. Your operating system (what is the version of OSX?)
  2. Which version of Sage did you download? Was it exactly matching your version of OSX?
  3. Once downloaded, what did you do exactly?
vdelecroix gravatar imagevdelecroix ( 2017-08-04 15:16:55 -0500 )edit

I'm having the exactly the same issue (with precisely the same error message). My version of OSX is 10.12.6 and I downloaded sage-8.0-OSX_10.12.6-x86_64.dmg. Once downloaded, I opened the .dmg file and then read the README.txt file. Based on those instructions, I dragged the SageMath folder into my applications, and then double-clicked the "sage" executable inside. A terminal window appeared with the message in the OP.

j.c. gravatar imagej.c. ( 2017-08-17 09:32:26 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-08-17 09:44:43 -0500

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I have figured out the solution. This was a new machine and I had not yet properly installed OS X's command-line tools. Once I did so (by running xcode-select --install in a terminal window), everything worked properly.

(It might be a good idea to add a line reminding users to do this to the install and / or download pages).

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