Package Details: mathematica 12.2.0-1

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Package Base: mathematica
Description: A computational software program used in scientific, engineering, and mathematical fields and other areas of technical computing.
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Licenses: proprietary
Submitter: Feanor12
Maintainer: JP-Ellis
Last Packager: JP-Ellis
Votes: 72
Popularity: 0.69
First Submitted: 2011-03-03 21:27
Last Updated: 2021-02-12 21:45

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batarjal commented on 2016-03-10 04:07

I currently have the installer in the same directory as PKGBUILD. Should it be in the src subdirectory?

kjslag commented on 2016-03-10 02:55

Since Mathematica isn't free, you have to download the installer yourself and put it into the build directory.

batarjal commented on 2016-03-10 02:31

I'm a bit new to installing things via AUR. I ran makepkg -sri, but makepkg gave me an error saying "Unknown download protocol: file," and aborts. I have the necessary .sh file in the same folder as the PKGBUILD file. Is there anything that I need to do differently?

kjslag commented on 2016-01-27 18:31

To install, obviously the easiest would be to upgrade your SDD if possible or USB to 32GB ($10).
But if you don't want to do that, you can use ln -s to help alternate where all the data is being stored. makepkg --noarchive will build the package without making the tar file, giving you time to delete the Mathematica installer and probably move things around again. Then makepkg --repackage to make the tar file. You can also change the PKGEXT line in /etc/makepkg.conf to be PKGEXT='.pkg.tar' so you don't have to compress the package file.

Mathematica takes up 6.34GB on my laptop. But there is a ton of stuff in /opt/Mathematica that you can try deleting if you want. (Rename the folder and test that things still work first.)
Documentation/ is 3.6GB and can be found online

You'll only need one of these:
and similar for

Doing all of that will bring things down to ~2GB I think. Have fun!

phyks commented on 2016-01-27 11:02

I am having an SSD on my laptop, which is not very large and quite full and do not have much more free space than the 10GB or so required by Mathematica to install (at least according to Wolfram website). I was building this package on a separate USB key, so that I could build and install it (USB key which has 16GB storage capacity). However, the build failed because I ran out of space on this USB key.

It surprises me that to build this Mathematica package, I need at least twice more than the required free space than Mathematica.

Maybe there are some tweaks that could be done to reduce disk use? (eventually commented out in the PKGBUILD, but which could be easily enabled). Things like removing sh script before compressing package and so on.


kjslag commented on 2016-01-06 23:32

Thanks, I added the dependencies.

gamezelda commented on 2016-01-06 16:32

Thanks for maintaining this package! Aside from the icon-related errors you mentioned during installation, the application works correctly.

BTW, I also had to install libxcursor, alsa-lib and libxml2 in order to get the application running (using a very minimalistic setup with, so you may want to consider adding those to the dependencies on a future release.

kjslag commented on 2015-12-18 01:27

I updated the package to 10.3.1. Unfortunately, the installer now runs xdg-icon-resource a bunch of times, which results in some installation errors. However, Mathematica still seems to run fine, so I submitted a bug report to Wolfram and updated the package.

The installer error is:
Installation failed. See

The InstallErrors file contains:
xdg-icon-resource: No writable system icon directory found.
... around 30 copies of the above line
mkdir: cannot create directory '/applications-merged': Permission denied
xdg-desktop-menu: No writable system menu directory found.

kjslag commented on 2015-10-20 06:17

Oops, thanks! I fixed the PKGBUILD.

For those who don't want to reinstall, you can change the Exec and TryExec lines in /usr/share/applications/wolfram-mathematica10.desktop to point to /usr/bin/Mathematica.

edh commented on 2015-10-19 21:48

The Exec fields in the .desktop file are broken, since the wrong path for the executable is considered in the creation process. It defaults to the build directory and not to /usr/bin.