Opened 12 years ago
Closed 12 years ago
#352 closed bug (fixed)
gftables/9: Impossible to create a certain ring in block order on Solaris
Reported by: | Simon King | Owned by: | somebody |
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Priority: | major | Milestone: | 3-1-4 and higher |
Component: | dontKnow | Version: | 3-1-1 |
Keywords: | Cc: |
Description
I had built Sage on a Solaris machine, and I found the following bug in the Singular version that came with Sage.
For completeness, I show the output of singular --version
:
$ ./sage -singular --version ? cannot open `help.cnf` Singular for SunOS-5 version 3-1-1 (3114-2011080223) Aug 2 2011 23:47:38 with factory(@(#) factoryVersion = 3.1.1),libfac(3.1.1,Feb 2010), GMP(4.2),NTL(5.5.2),32bit,static readline,Plural,DBM, dynamic modules,OM_NDEBUG,random=1312397091 CC= gcc -O2 -g -fPIC -pipe -DNDEBUG -DOM_NDEBUG -DSunOS_5 -DHAVE_CONFIG_H, CXX= g++ -O2 -g -fPIC -pipe -DNDEBUG -DOM_NDEBUG -DSunOS_5 -DHAVE_CONFIG_H (4.5.1) argv[0] : Singular-3-1-1 SearchPath: /home/simonking/SAGE/sage-4.7.1.rc1mark/local/share/singular:/home/simonking/SAGE/sage-4.7.1.rc1mark/local/LIB Singular : /home/simonking/SAGE/sage-4.7.1.rc1mark/local/bin/Singular BinDir : /home/simonking/SAGE/sage-4.7.1.rc1mark/local/bin RootDir : /home/simonking/SAGE/sage-4.7.1.rc1mark/local DefaultDir: /home/simonking/SAGE/sage-4.7.1.rc1mark/local InfoFile : IdxFile : HtmlDir : ManualUrl : http://www.singular.uni-kl.de/Manual/3-1-1 ExDir : Path : /home/simonking/SAGE/sage-4.7.1.rc1mark/local/bin:/home/simonking/SAGE/sage-4.7.1.rc1mark:/usr/local/gcc-4.5.1/sparc-SunOS-ultrasparc3-sun-as-ld/bin:/usr/local/bin/sparc-SunOS-ultrasparc3:/usr/bin:/usr/ccs/bin EmacsDir : Available HelpBrowsers: dummy, emacs, Current HelpBrowser: dummy SINGULAR / Development A Computer Algebra System for Polynomial Computations / version 3-1-1 0< by: G.-M. Greuel, G. Pfister, H. Schoenemann \ Feb 2010 FB Mathematik der Universitaet, D-67653 Kaiserslautern \ > ring r1 = (9,x),(a,b,c,d,e,f),(M((1,2,3,0)),wp(2,3),lp); ? cannot open `gftables/9` ? cannot make ring ? error occurred in or before STDIN line 1: `ring r1 = (9,x),(a,b,c,d,e,f),(M((1,2,3,0)),wp(2,3),lp);` ? expected ring-expression. type 'help ring;' >
It is not clear to me if the problem is on the end of Sage or Singular. Also, I don't know the component.
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comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by
comment:2 follow-up: 3 Changed 12 years ago by
The directory gftables is missing or at the wrong place: according to your singular path above, it should be at /home/simonking/SAGE/sage-4.7.1.rc1mark/local/share/singular/gftables or at /home/simonking/SAGE/sage-4.7.1.rc1mark/local/LIB/gftables
comment:3 follow-up: 5 Changed 12 years ago by
Replying to hannes:
The directory gftables is missing or at the wrong place: according to your singular path above, it should be at /home/simonking/SAGE/sage-4.7.1.rc1mark/local/share/singular/gftables or at /home/simonking/SAGE/sage-4.7.1.rc1mark/local/LIB/gftables
Hi Hannes, hi Oleksander,
the example over GF(4) shows a similar error: cannot find gftables/4.
There is a directory gftables in one of the places Hannes expected it, but it does not seem to contain what Singular is looking for:
bash-3.00$ ls /home/simonking/SAGE/sage-4.7.1.rc1mark/local/share/singular/gftables 10201 bash-3.00$ ls /home/simonking/SAGE/sage-4.7.1.rc1mark/local/LIB/gftables /home/simonking/SAGE/sage-4.7.1.rc1mark/local/LIB/gftables: No such file or directory
So, I guess one now needs to find out why the files are not there.
Are the files created when Singular is built? Or are they created when one first requests a ring over a finite non-prime field?
comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by
Another bit of information: Sage defines environment variables SINGULAR_EXECUTABLE
and SINGULARPATH
.
sage: [(s,v) for s,v in os.environ.iteritems() if 'SINGULAR' in s] [('SINGULAR_EXECUTABLE', '/home/simonking/SAGE/sage-4.7.1.rc1mark/local/bin/Singular'), ('SINGULARPATH', '/home/simonking/SAGE/sage-4.7.1.rc1mark/local/share/singular')]
At least on the computer in my office (some Linux), Singular is indeed using SINGULARPATH
for storing the finite field tables.
Question: Is SINGULARPATH
an "official" Singular environment variable, or is that a Sage-special obtained by patching Singular?
comment:5 follow-up: 6 Changed 12 years ago by
Replying to SimonKing:
bash-3.00$ ls /home/simonking/SAGE/sage-4.7.1.rc1mark/local/share/singular/gftables 10201
What I really find odd: There is a table only for the ring of order 10201. I'd expect that either all are there, or none. But why exactly one?
Do you have access to a Solaris machine? Does Singular build fine on it?
comment:6 follow-up: 7 Changed 12 years ago by
Replying to SimonKing:
Do you have access to a Solaris machine? Does Singular build fine on it?
I really think it would be important to find out first whether it is a Sage problem or whether it also occurs with "pure" Singular.
comment:7 Changed 12 years ago by
Version: | 3-1-3 → 3-1-1 |
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Replying to SimonKing:
I really think it would be important to find out first whether it is a Sage problem or whether it also occurs with "pure" Singular.
... respectively whether it still occurs with a more recent Singular version.
I just noticed that one can indicate the version for which the problem occurs. Sage contains 3-1-1.
Anyway. Can you build a working Singular on Solaris?
comment:8 Changed 12 years ago by
The following indicates that the problem is on Sage's end:
sage: singular.eval('ring r1 = (9,x),(a,b,c,d,e,f),(M((1,2,3,0)),wp(2,3),lp)') --------------------------------------------------------------------------- RuntimeError Traceback (most recent call last) /home/simonking/SAGE/sage-4.7.1.rc1mark/<ipython console> in <module>() /home/simonking/SAGE/sage-4.7.1.rc1mark/local/lib/python2.6/site-packages/sage/interfaces/singular.pyc in eval(self, x, allow_semicolon, strip, **kwds) 548 549 if s.find("error") != -1 or s.find("Segment fault") != -1: --> 550 raise RuntimeError, 'Singular error:\n%s'%s 551 552 if get_verbose() > 0: RuntimeError: Singular error: ? cannot open `gftables/9` ? cannot make ring ? error occurred in or before STDIN line 39: `ring r1 = (9,x),(a,b,c,d,e,f),(M((1,2,3,0)),wp(2,3),lp);` ? expected ring-expression. type 'help ring;' sage: R.<a,b,c,d,e,f> = GF(9,'x')[] sage: singular(R) // characteristic : 3 // 1 parameter : x // minpoly : (x^2-x-1) // number of vars : 6 // block 1 : ordering dp // : names a b c d e f // block 2 : ordering C sage: singular.eval('ring r1 = (9,x),(a,b,c,d,e,f),(M((1,2,3,0)),wp(2,3),lp)') 'ring r1 = (9,x),(a,b,c,d,e,f),(M((1,2,3,0)),wp(2,3),lp);'
In other words: When Sage tries to convert a polynomial ring over a finite field (which relies on libsingular) into Singular, then the missing table is created and can be used later on.
comment:9 Changed 12 years ago by
Singular can be build on Solaris machines (we tried: sparc 32bit, sparc 64-bit, ix86 64-bit). The problem is an error in the way how sage installs singular: Singular contains the required tables in .../Singular/LIB/gtables. Maybe only the first( 10201) of all these tables are copied to the correct place. Simply get the other files from Singular-xxx-share.tar.gz or from the sources.
To the other questions:
- yes SINGULARPATH indicated the place for Singular-LIBS and gftables, and SINGULAR_EXECUTABLE the path to the binary.
- gftables are used in Singular for quite a while, so version 3-1-1 or 3-3- does not matter here
comment:10 Changed 12 years ago by
Hi Hannes,
it really seems the problem is due to Sage, not Singular. See this trac ticket.
When a ring is constructed in Sage via libsingular, then the missing table is automatically created. But if the same ring is directly constructed in Singular, then the missing table is not automatically created.
But I guess it should already be created when Singular is built, right?
comment:11 follow-up: 12 Changed 12 years ago by
No, gftables are parts of the sources and will be copied during installation, but usually not computed (the program for that, a part of factory, will not be build during a standard compilation and installation).
comment:12 Changed 12 years ago by
Replying to hannes:
No, gftables are parts of the sources and will be copied during installation, but usually not computed (the program for that, a part of factory, will not be build during a standard compilation and installation).
Really?? Then I have two questions to ask on the Sage trac: 1. Why are the files not copied on Solaris? 2. How are the files created when libsingular requests them?
comment:13 Changed 12 years ago by
The problem that just one file (the first in lexicographical order) gets installed is definitely a Singular problem, because it's in fact one of the install-sh
scripts shipped with Singular that was used on the affected Solaris machines which is apparently unable to install more than one file at once.
So you should either update these scripts, or -- IMHO better -- use something like
for f in gftables/*; do ${INSTALL} -c ... "$f"; done
See also trac.sagemath.org/sage_trac/ticket/11645#comment:8 .
Cheers,
Leif
(Had to remove the http... from the sage-trac link since the comment is otherwise rejected as spam ;-) .)
Changed 12 years ago by
Attachment: | singular-trac_352-install_gftables_one_by_one.patch added |
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Patch against Singular 3-1-1-4; installs each GF table separately.
comment:14 Changed 12 years ago by
Is there a way to mark this ticket as "needs review"? Leif has uploaded a patch.
comment:15 Changed 12 years ago by
Replying to not.really@…:
So you should either update these scripts, or -- IMHO better -- use something like
for f in gftables/*; do ${INSTALL} -c ... "$f"; done
FWIW, I've attached a patch to Singular/Makefile.in
that fixes this issue (the broken installation of gftables
) by installing them one-by-one.
(The patch is against 3-1-1-4; probably this is already fixed in newer releases which I haven't checked.)
-leif
comment:16 Changed 12 years ago by
Resolution: | → fixed |
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Status: | new → closed |
Okay, it is a bug in this make target ( install-libsingular) which Singular does not use. Fixed anyway with rev. 14360
Dear Simon,
What happens there on
ring r1 = (4,x),(a,b,c,d,e,f),(dp);
?Besides, do you have '/home/simonking/SAGE/sage-4.7.1.rc1mark/local/share/singular/gftables/' with powers of primes: 4, 8, 9, ...
O.