Windows install problems

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Fernando Q. Gouvea

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Mar 12, 2021, 3:01:37 PMMar 12
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I have installed Sage on lots of windows machines using the prepared
binary, but this time I'm having trouble.

The installation seems to run fine and creates the icons. When I click
on the SageMath 9.2 icon, however, I get this:

mount: /tmp: Invalid argument
Sage home directory set to 'C:\Users\fqgouvea'
Close and restart all Sage sessions for the new setting to take effect.

And then nothing for a long time. If I lose my patience and close that
window (one time I waited a whole day), then the next time I click I get
a blank terminal window.

Any idea what might be going on?

Thanks,

Fernando


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Vincent Delecroix

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Mar 14, 2021, 5:04:27 PMMar 14
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Dear Fernando,

The error should be reported to

https://github.com/sagemath/sage-windows

If you do so, include a more complete description
of your settings. That is

- your operating system (ie which Windows version)
- the version of the SageMath Windows installer
you tried (ie 0.6.1 or 0.6.2 since you mentioned SageMath 9.2)
- if you had a previous working SageMath on the same machine

Best
Vincent

Fernando Q. Gouvea

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Mar 15, 2021, 9:48:21 AMMar 15
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Turns out the problem was not with the Sage installer at all. There was
a pre-existing installation of Cygwin to which the system path pointed.
After removing the Cygwin64 directory from the path, the Sage
installation works.

Fernando
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Carter Professor of Mathematics
Colby College
Mayflower Hill 5836
Waterville, ME 04901
fqgo...@colby.edu http://www.colby.edu/~fqgouvea

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