i could successfully install ubuntu 16.04 LTS but i'm unable to install sagemath in it. it says " unable to locate the package sagemath-upstream-binary" even when the code is correct. may i know why?

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You probably haven't added the ppa needed for it. Do

sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:aims/sagemath

To add it and then

sudo apt-get update

to update. Then simply typing

sudo apt-get install sagemath-upstream-binary

like before should do the trick.

  • Sagemath is in the Ubuntu universe repository - should not the repository contain all the necessary dependancies? Jul 1, 2017 at 16:49
  • @CharlesGreen to quote sagemath.org/download-linux.html: There is also a PPA for Ubuntu available. Install SageMath this way: sudo -E apt-add-repository -y ppa:aims/sagemath sudo -E apt-get update sudo -E apt-get install sagemath-upstream-binary
    – ADDB
    Jul 1, 2017 at 17:00

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