Package Details: mathematica 12.0.0-1

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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: 63
Popularity: 1.811844
First Submitted: 2011-03-03 21:27
Last Updated: 2019-09-12 03:52

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JP-Ellis commented on 2019-04-24 05:41

Update to Mathematica 12.0.0

Summary of new features:

Please let me know if you encounter any issues.

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lol-md5 commented on 2018-10-22 23:16

I'm having trouble installing this.

Installation failed. See

  -> Errors related to 'xdg-icon-resource' and 'xdg-desktop-menu' are to be expected during Mathematica's installation.
  -> Fixing symbolic links
~/.cache/aurman/mathematica/PKGBUILD: line 120: cd: ~/.cache/aurman/mathematica/pkg/mathematica/opt/Mathematica/Executables: No such file or directory
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package().
2018-10-22 23:09:47,103 - wrappers - makepkg - ERROR - makepkg query ['makepkg', '-cf', '--noconfirm'] failed in directory ~/.cache/aurman/mathematica

(actual home directory replaced with ~)

~/.cache/aurman/mathematica/pkg/mathematica/opt/Mathematica/InstallErrors is empty.

What should I do? I need this for school.

JP-Ellis commented on 2018-10-08 05:15

@ucb Your best bet with Mathematica is to download the snapshot of the PKGBUILD in some directory and have the installer in the same directory, and then building everything using makepkg. I'm not familiar with pakku, but most likely what is happening is that pakku is downloading the PKGBUILD into some other directory (something like ~/.cache/pakku/mathematica or $TMPDIR/pakku/mathematica) and then running makepkg in there (which doesn't have the .sh installer and thus makepkg fails).

ucb commented on 2018-10-08 01:59

Newbie here:

Can somebody tell me what is the 'startdir' of the installer? I executed the installer using pakku from my download dir where the .sh resides but the installer couldn't find it. I also tried to edit the source line to point to the download dir so far to no avail.

Thanks in advance!

JP-Ellis commented on 2018-10-08 01:36

@shuye02 Portaudio is already an optional dependency. The reason it is optional is that it is not needed when Mathematica is used within the terminal only.

@RunAndTumble Indeed Mathematica is quite a big package. I already make attempts to reduce its size by removing duplicate system libraries or unnecessary binaries. Also please have a look at the end of the PKGBUILD as I include an option to remove all documentation. It is commented out as most people will actually want the documentation; however, you are free to uncomment that and save a large amount of space.

RunAndTumble commented on 2018-10-05 13:34

Hey Folks

What do you think about further compression of the package? Now it's about 10GB, however, people here ( ) suggest additional ways to save some space.

yechs commented on 2018-10-02 21:37

/opt/Mathematica/SystemFiles/FrontEnd/Binaries/Linux-x86-64/Mathematica: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
This is fixed by installing portaudio, can the maintainer add portaudio to the dependencies list?

rpfunnyman commented on 2018-09-27 22:11

@JP-Ellis Building on the HD seemed to do the trick! I was previously building in /tmp, which (supposedly) had 16 GB free. Everything works brilliantly now, thank you.

JP-Ellis commented on 2018-09-27 05:12

@rpfunnyman This is very strange. I actually suspect it is due to a space issue. Is the package being built in /tmp (or similar)? And does it have at least 8GB of free space?

rpfunnyman commented on 2018-09-27 03:35

I have installed without receiving any error messages. However, when entering the command "mathematica" or "math" into the command line, nothing happens. Documentation does come up if I type in "man mathematica" or "man math".

All the files in /opt/Mathematica/Executables/ have 0 bytes and do nothing when executed.

tzcrawford commented on 2018-06-18 21:12

I was having a problem where I would install this package and I could run mathematica via command line, but the GUI would immediately crash. I think what initially caused this problem is I initially just tried installing Mathematica via the shell script that was supplied by Wolfram. Then all following installation attempts would either fail or would result in the same problem. I even tried to delete the four main cache locations, but was still getting the same problem.

I ended up fixing the issue by deleting every file or directory on my computer with Wolfram or Mathematica in the title. I used this script:




find $INPATH -name "$STRING" -exec rm -ri {} +

and again replacing w/ STRING="Mathematica" Be careful in that you might have a file that includes these in the title but are unassociated; hence the rm -i.

Then I manually built this AUR package rather than using some package manager like yaourt. Yaourt will try to install in a temporary directory in RAM which is too small for the install. So if you're a total noob, git clone the package somewhere; chown the directory; and copy Wolfram's shell script into that directory. Finally, run makepkg -si and follow the prompts.