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## Revision as of 16:12, March 19, 2017

SageMath is mathematical software with features covering many aspects of mathematics, including algebra, combinatorics, numerical mathematics, number theory, and calculus.

## Installation

There are two overlays that are needed to get Sage installed. The science-overlay and the sage-on-gentoo-overlay.

### Install and configure layman and overlays

- The preferred way of getting sage-on-gentoo is layman. Make sure layman is installed with USE=git and correctly configured. You may find a guide for layman at: http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/overlays/userguide.xml
- Update your layman list:

layman -L

This overlay depends on the science overlay. So you will need to add it as well if it is not already installed:

layman -a science

Finally add this overlay:

layman -a sage-on-gentoo

Note Steps 3 and 4 may not be fully or at all necessary on your system. You might want to try skipping to step 5 first, and if it doesn't work, coming back and doing steps 3 and 4.

- Unmask ebuilds: Before being able to install you may need to unmask the required ebuilds. You can make use of the following files, which already contain all required entries:

sage-on-gentoo/package.unmask/sage

To use this file permanently, place symbolic link to this file into your /etc/portage/package.unmask directory: <path-to-layman> is usually /var/lib/layman (this path used to be /usr/local/portage/layman for older version of layman).

ln -s <path-to-layman>/sage-on-gentoo/package.unmask/sage \ /etc/portage/package.unmask/sage

Otherwise, simply copy it into the respective directory for a one-time fix.

- Add use-flags for ebuild: Since Sage's ebuild requires its dependencies to be built with several USE- flags a standard package.use file is provided as well:

ln -s <path-to-layman>/sage-on-gentoo/package.use/sage \ /etc/portage/package.use/sage

you may also need the following file:

ln -s <path-to-layman>/sage-on-gentoo/package.use/sage-unstable \ /etc/portage/package.use/sage-unstable

Note: For sage 6.8 we also provide a file 99sage-doc-bin that makes it easy to use pre-built html documentation. This is recomended for ~arch users.

- Install Sage: Type:

emerge -va sage

Please note that this will pull in a lot of dependencies. If you can not proceed with this step (because of circular dependencies, missing USE-flags, and so on) please report this behavior.