View Full Version : [ubuntu] Newbie Install Problem SAGEMATH

August 29th, 2009, 11:40 AM
I downloaded the binary sage-4.1.1-linux-Ubuntu_9.04-i686-Linux and extracted it to my desktop, from where -according to SAGEMATH(http://www.sagemath.org)- (http://www.sagemath.org%29-) I should be able to run the program from a terminal by the command ./sage

This is what I get:

peter@peter-desktop:~$ cd Desktop
peter@peter-desktop:~/Desktop$ cd sage-4.1.1-linux-Ubuntu_9.04-i686-Linux
peter@peter-desktop:~/Desktop/sage-4.1.1-linux-Ubuntu_9.04-i686-Linux$ ./sage
| Sage Version 4.1.1, Release Date: 2009-08-14 |
| Type notebook() for the GUI, and license() for information. |
The Sage install tree may have moved.
Regenerating Python.pyo and .pyc files that hardcode the install PATH
(please wait at most a few minutes)...
Do not interrupt this.
What does he want now? Seems pretty frightening (He warns me not to close the terminal...)

October 3rd, 2009, 10:00 PM
If it gives you the sage prompt, it's probably finished whatever it was doing. You should be free to type notebook() and get the GUI interface.

I had difficulty running the binary on the Karmic Koala beta though, I ended up having to compile from source on my Pentium M laptop, a process that took about 8 hours.