The matter of sage package installation
Hi there, I saw that some of my edits to the page are proposed for deletion, hence I take the opportunity to discuss it here.
- For the "sage -i doesn't work" troubleshooter : I find it appropriate because the use of this command is widely spread in the rest of the sage community, and often gived as a troubleshooter for some bugs. It is thus really surprising as a user to get the error
/usr/bin/sage: line 297: ./sage: No such file or directory
and I felt it should be documented.
- For the "3D plot fails in notebook" : I admit it is kind of a trivial issue, but at the same time there is a similar issue about the notebook not installed, I feel like it is the same level.
- For the "Install Sage package" : It might indeed be redundant with the "sage -i" issue and the optional dependency warning, even though I doubt that all the possible sage packages are listed in there.
- Hi, thanks for starting the discussion.
sage -idoes not work, because it searches for the
sageexecutable in the current directory. There are other problems, e.g.
sage-spkgexecutables are not installed by the package. This may be a bug of the Arch package or even sage itself.
- Basically it's never a good idea to mix system packages and user packages. Most if not all of the standard sage packages are available as Arch packages and exposed as (optional) dependencies of , so there is no need to install them with
sage -i. I guess this should be warned right after the installation section.
- -- Lahwaacz (talk) 16:50, 21 January 2016 (UTC)
- Hi, but what about people trying to install non-standard (such as [ nauty])?
- If this question belongs somewhere else, I will move it there, just let me know—so far I have posted it here and here. (I am sorry if the formatting of my comment is not correct, I'm new here.) -- Maca-ouro (talk) 11:18, 21 January 2016 (UTC)
- I guess the procedure is the same:
$ pacman -Si sagemath
... Optional Deps : ... nauty: for generating some classes of graphs ...
The "TeX Live does not recognize SageTex" section refers the reader to "/opt/sage...". However, this directory does not exist.