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asked 2018-07-29 11:09:29 +0200

liang gravatar image

I tried to run sudo apt-get install sagemath. It gives below error under ubuntu 16.04:

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package sagemath is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source

E: Package 'sagemath' has no installation candidate

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answered 2018-07-29 22:21:54 +0200

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Sagemath is not available on ubuntu 16.04, but it is available in ubuntu 18.04. So, either upgrade to ubuntu 18.04, or download the binaries from

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answered 2018-07-31 19:14:59 +0200

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updated 2018-07-31 19:16:52 +0200

A very old ppa was available times ago for very easy-going citizens like me. Take a look at

aims ppa link

this may work to get sage running in a cheap way... (I hope the ppa still exists. It is very old, the warning was already mentioned. But this fits well with the preference of an old operating system. I also have the bedroom laptop in this configuration. For the mobile daily working machine long standing problems of installing sage on ubuntu > 16.04 forced me to move to manjaro. Now, sagemath ubuntu 18 will be my next try...)

(In case of a ty, please tell me if it works.)

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