• Status Researching
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  • Task Type Broken package
  • Category desktop
  • Assigned To Francesco Marinucci (FranzMari)
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  • Severity Critical
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Opened by Nick (dotnick) - 2017-11-24
Last edited by Francesco Marinucci (FranzMari) - 2017-11-30

FS#2023 - Sagemath 7.4 Crash


sagemath 7.4 crashes when I execute ---
$ sage
│ SageMath version 7.4, Release Date: 2016-10-18 │
│ Type "notebook()" for the browser-based notebook interface. │
│ Type "help()" for help. │


Oops, Sage crashed. We do our best to make it stable, but...

A crash report was automatically generated with the following information:
- A verbatim copy of the crash traceback.
- A copy of your input history during this session.
- Data on your current Sage configuration.

It was left in the file named:
If you can email this file to the developers, the information in it will help
them in understanding and correcting the problem.

You can mail it to: sage-support at
with the subject 'Sage Crash Report'.

If you want to do it now, the following command will work (under Unix):
mail -s 'Sage Crash Report' < /home/npaulin/.sage/ipython-5.0.0/Sage_crash_report.txt

To ensure accurate tracking of this issue, please file a report about it at:

Hit <Enter> to quit (your terminal may close):

Expected result:

sage should start and provide a command prompt at which the command $notebook() can be invoked to use execute scripts within a web browser.

Original question was made via forum:

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Francesco Marinucci (FranzMari)
Saturday, 25 November 2017, 13:17 GMT
I just updated Sagemath to 8.0, let's see if it fixes the issue.
Nick (dotnick)
Saturday, 25 November 2017, 14:06 GMT
I just tried installing and this is my result.

[@chakra-pc ~]$ pacman -Ss sagemath
desktop/sagemath 8.0-1 [installed]
Open Source Mathematics Software, free alternative to Magma, Maple, Mathematica, and Matlab - includes
desktop/sagemath-doc 8.0-1
HTML documentation and inline help for Sage
desktop/sagemath-src 8.0-1
Source files for sagemath
[@chakra-pc ~]$ ls -la /usr/bin/sage
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 Nov 25 06:17 /usr/bin/sage -> /usr/lib/sage/sage
[@chakra-pc ~]$ sage
It seems that you are attempting to run Sage from an unpacked source
tarball, but you have not compiled it yet (or maybe the build has not
finished). You should run `make` in the Sage root directory first.
If you did not intend to build Sage from source, you should download
a binary tarball instead. Read README.txt for more information.
Francesco Marinucci (FranzMari)
Thursday, 07 December 2017, 09:53 GMT
I tried many different ways to build and package Sagemath 8.0, but none of those seems to solve the problem...