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sage -i fails to find optional package database_gap

asked 2012-05-12 10:59:19 -0600

running ./sage -optional and then ./sage -i database_gap-4.4.12.pl.spkg using sage -i as per README instructions (which is not recognized) or ./sage -i database_gap-4.4.12.pl.spkg, with or without extension .spkg produces the same message: *Unable to download database_gap-4.4.12.pl *Please see http://www.sagemath.org//packages for a list of valid *packages or check the package name.

The package exists so I should be able to download it and install using wget or Firefox. The question is: Is this advisable; is this package separate from Sage and can be called by sage, or do I need to use sage -i to integrate it?

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answered 2012-05-14 07:17:42 -0600

When you write ./sage -i database_gap-4.4.12.pl.spkg, I think the character following the "p" (in ".pl.") is the letter "l", whereas it should be the number "1". Try it with a "1" instead of an "l" and see if that helps. (You can also avoid this issue by trying ./sage -i database_gap with no version information, and let Sage figure out what to download.)

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answered 2012-05-12 11:04:52 -0600

Shashank gravatar image

I just downloaded and installed database_gap using the command

sage -i database_gap-4.4.12.pl

It is possible that the server was having issues when you tried it. You may want to try it one more time.

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