Ask Your Question

linux binary seems to be source

asked 2018-06-26 15:23:11 +0200

never_too_late gravatar image

I followed the link "Linux binaries" from the Download page, which leads to a page titles "Binaries for Linux" for which I do not have enough karma to post the exact url, but it is sagemath dot org slash download minus linux dot html. As recommended I downloaded the torrent version of sage-8.2-Ubuntu_16.04-x86_64.tar.bz2 But ./sage gives this result:

~/Documents/SageMath $ ./sage
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.
edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

1 Answer

Sort by ยป oldest newest most voted

answered 2018-06-26 18:45:11 +0200

What does python --versionreturn? If it's version 3, maybe that's causing this. Or do you have anaconda installed? See or

edit flag offensive delete link more


yes I have conda. python --version returns: Python 3.6.4 :: Anaconda custom (64-bit)

If that is the cause, the error message is less than helpful...

Now I am compiling from source from the source files. I see it compiles its own python... what does it matter which python I have one could say. Or at least, maybe it is a good idea to put in the readme's that I not only need OpenSSL, but also Python 2.

We'll see what the compiling brings. thanks for your answer!

never_too_late gravatar imagenever_too_late ( 2018-06-26 19:49:11 +0200 )edit

oh after an hour the build failed :(

pfff it is getting too hard. I was hoping for a osx-like self-contained complete package :) still getting used to linux and a slightly more complex way of doing things. Ok I postpone all this for another day.

If you or anyone has any ideas how to install Sage on Linux Mint, I am all ears!

Error building Sage.

The following package(s) may have failed to build (not necessarily
during this run of 'make all'):

* documentation: dochtml
  log file: /home/hoi/Documents/sage-8.2/logs/pkgs/../dochtml.log
(... cut ...)
Makefile:20: recipe for target 'all' failed
make: *** [all] Error 1
never_too_late gravatar imagenever_too_late ( 2018-06-26 20:13:18 +0200 )edit

With anaconda installed, you should be able to also install a binary version of Sage: see j.c.'s answer to the question

John Palmieri gravatar imageJohn Palmieri ( 2018-06-26 21:03:03 +0200 )edit

ah yes that did the trick. Temporarily commenting out the Anaconda line in .bashrc, and uncommenting it again after Sage did its thing. Thanks!!!!!

never_too_late gravatar imagenever_too_late ( 2018-06-26 22:21:02 +0200 )edit

I just opened a ticket in case someone wants to work on a better error message:

John Palmieri gravatar imageJohn Palmieri ( 2018-06-26 23:11:32 +0200 )edit

Your Answer

Please start posting anonymously - your entry will be published after you log in or create a new account.

Add Answer

Question Tools

1 follower


Asked: 2018-06-26 15:23:11 +0200

Seen: 701 times

Last updated: Jun 26 '18