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Windows 10 error on startup

asked 2023-06-08 17:41:24 +0200

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updated 2023-06-13 22:15:58 +0200

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I have just installed SAGEMath 9.3 for Windows, and immediately run into a problem. Whether starting the Shell or console I get:

Unhandled SIGILL: An illegal instruction occurred. This 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.

This is gibberish. It doesn't seem to me that any testing was done on the Win10 version before release, as not being able to start is a fundamental error.

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answered 2023-06-09 08:46:33 +0200

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The Windows installer is no longer maintained.

It was tested at the time of its release but fails to start on newer machines.

The recommended way to install SageMath on Windows is to

  • install the Windows Subsystem for Linux
  • using that, install some Linux distribution inside Windows
  • then install SageMath in that Linux inside Windows

See the SageMath installation guide.

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