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sage -i fails to find optional package database_gap

asked 2012-05-12 17:59:19 +0200

Richard Bentley gravatar image

running ./sage -optional and then ./sage -i using sage -i as per README instructions (which is not recognized) or ./sage -i, with or without extension .spkg produces the same message: *Unable to download *Please see 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 2012-05-12 18:04:52 +0200

Shashank gravatar image

I just downloaded and installed database_gap using the command

sage -i

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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answered 2012-05-14 14:17:42 +0200

When you write ./sage -i, 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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