update sage, best practice?
Have 4.6.1 installed thinking of updating to 4.7.1 on Ubuntu 10.10 what is best practice? can I just re-install over current?
If you are downloading the pre-built Sage binaries, just move the old
sage directory for 4.6.1 out of the way (
mv sage sage.OLD) and unpack the new sage-4.7.1 in the parent where the old installtion was (in case you have scripts or aliases that refer to that installation.
This won't affect your sage notebook account or your saved notebooks since those are saved in your
Another option, which ''should'' work from one final release to another, is to upgrade. In the Sage directory, do
./sage -upgrade and answer yes to questions. Then it will build. This will require you to have gcc and various other prereqs, though
If you have a binary ready for your platform, it's probably just easier to use Benjamin's answer, but sometimes it's a personal preference, especially if you think you might eventually do development work.
Asked: 2011-08-21 12:12:51 -0500
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Last updated: Aug 22 '11