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  • Ticket #17044, comment 3

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    1818> I am asking because you're certainly not the first person ever to install Sage system-wide but it is the first time I see this problem reported.
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    20 This problem pops up somewhat regularly on the mailing lists, and basically gets ignored, probably because for the most part our Sage developers usually own their own Sage installs.   However, with SageMathCloud, which has now 7000 *active users* per week all using a system-wide Sage install, this problem comes up more.  I had dome some horrible hacks to try to get around it, e.g., pointing SAGE_ROOT/local/share at something world writeable, but even this fails miserable if *two* regular users use the same interface -- one creates the user directory as their own, and the other then can't write to it.
     20This problem has popped on the mailing lists, and basically got ignored, probably because for the most part our Sage developers usually own their own Sage installs.   However, with SageMathCloud, which has now 7000 *active users* per week all using a system-wide Sage install, this problem comes up more.  I had dome some horrible hacks to try to get around it, e.g., pointing SAGE_ROOT/local/share at something world writeable, but even this fails miserable if *two* regular users use the same interface -- one creates the user directory as their own, and the other then can't write to it.
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    2222I think much of this boils down to a stupid coding mistake (surely made by me) involving `=""` versus `=None`.