Package Details: scilab 6.0.2-1

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Package Base: scilab
Description: A scientific software package for numerical computations.
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Licenses: GPL2, BSD, custom:CeCILL
Submitter: td123
Maintainer: eolianoe
Last Packager: eolianoe
Votes: 71
Popularity: 0.008912
First Submitted: 2011-12-07 20:36
Last Updated: 2019-03-04 20:28

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Potomac commented on 2018-06-27 01:53

scilab 6 has a bug related to jogl jar library, if mesa version is >= 17.2 then scilab will be unable to use graphic hardware acceleration, no graph plotting,

in the console we can read these error logs : X11GLXDrawableFactory - Could not initialize shared resources for :0 at jogamp.opengl.x11.glx.X11GLXDrawableFactory$SharedResourceImplementation.createSharedResource( at at Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException at jogamp.opengl.GLContextImpl.makeCurrent( at jogamp.opengl.GLContextImpl.makeCurrent( at jogamp.opengl.x11.glx.X11GLXDrawableFactory$SharedResourceImplementation.createSharedResource( ... 2 more

the solution is to build scilab with a beta version of jogl (2.3.3), or to disable gpu hardware acceleration :


eolianoe commented on 2017-05-03 12:22

In order order to update (and/or build), you may need to uninstall scilab then build it and finally reinstall it to avoid conflicts between the two versions.

For now, scilab fails to run when launched from outside a terminal.

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eleftg commented on 2018-02-15 15:20

The package fails to compile. Latest ocaml (4.06.0) seems to be the issue.

eolianoe commented on 2018-01-10 22:16

@hpfmn: downgrading is fine if you downgrade all of your package, but please, never symlink libraries and advise people to do it. If the soname change there might be a reason, you just need to rebuild.

hpfmn commented on 2018-01-10 18:28

won't build or start with current openmpi version 3.0.0:

/usr/bin/scilab-bin: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

creating a symlink in /lib/openmpi or downgrading to 2.1.1 helps though

pouar commented on 2017-12-08 22:01

@Xwang Apparently Scilab isn't compatible with apache-lucene>=7

Xwang commented on 2017-11-16 18:38

I have the compile error without having scilab installed.

Xwang commented on 2017-11-10 20:22

I get the following compile error:

[javac] /home/andreak/tmp/yaourt-tmp-andreak/aur-scilab/src/scilab-6.0.0/modules/xcos/src/java/org/scilab/modules/xcos/utils/
[javac] /home/andreak/tmp/yaourt-tmp-andreak/aur-scilab/src/scilab-6.0.0/modules/xcos/src/java/org/scilab/modules/xcos/palette/ error: cannot find symbol
[javac] refname.setBoost(100f);
[javac] ^
[javac] symbol: method setBoost(float)
[javac] location: variable refname of type Field
[javac] /home/andreak/tmp/yaourt-tmp-andreak/aur-scilab/src/scilab-6.0.0/modules/xcos/src/java/org/scilab/modules/xcos/palette/ error: cannot find symbol
[javac] refpurpose.setBoost(10f);
[javac] ^
[javac] symbol: method setBoost(float)
[javac] location: variable refpurpose of type Field
[javac] /home/andreak/tmp/yaourt-tmp-andreak/aur-scilab/src/scilab-6.0.0/modules/xcos/src/java/org/scilab/modules/xcos/palette/ error: cannot find symbol
[javac] queryParserHelper.setLowercaseExpandedTerms(true);
[javac] ^
[javac] symbol: method setLowercaseExpandedTerms(boolean)
[javac] location: variable queryParserHelper of type StandardQueryParser
[javac] Note: /home/andreak/tmp/yaourt-tmp-andreak/aur-scilab/src/scilab-6.0.0/modules/xcos/src/java/org/scilab/modules/xcos/palette/actions/ uses unchecked or unsafe operations.
[javac] Note: Recompile with -Xlint:unchecked for details.
[javac] 3 errors

/home/andreak/tmp/yaourt-tmp-andreak/aur-scilab/src/scilab-6.0.0/modules/prebuildjava/build.xml:104: The following error occurred while executing this line:
/home/andreak/tmp/yaourt-tmp-andreak/aur-scilab/src/scilab-6.0.0/build.incl.xml:110: Compile failed; see the compiler error output for details.

RaK commented on 2017-11-07 11:54

The configure script can't find jgraphx, even though it is installed (with the aur jgraphx-git package).
What should I do ?

eleftg commented on 2017-10-28 20:56

It fails to build the documentation.

the "make doc" step of build() throws this output:

Even by removing "make doc" from the PKGBUILD and completing successfully the installation, we can't bypass the issue, as during execution we get :

"stack smashing detected"

which means the error will most probably have to be reported upstream (if not already the case). Running software with stack buffer overflows is generally not a good idea.

eolianoe commented on 2017-10-21 12:26

@ye_k: you should never create symlinks for libraries, if the soname changed there is a reason. Clear your build directory and rebuild everything against '/usr/lib/'.
Everyting is working after a build in a clean chroot with the current hdf5

ye_k commented on 2017-10-20 17:35

I have some troubles with building scilab. Scilab requires hdf5 and I have community/hdf5 1.10.1-1 installed. But while building scilab a receive error: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory (not literally). So to fix it I've tried

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/

and recompiled scilab after that. No errors occurred, package building were successful, but I received some warnings and null pointer exceptions while Help Browser was in compilation process. So, I've tested Scilab Help Browser and found its partially out of order: the only operable sections of Scilab Help are
-- Scilab Help >> Scilab
-- Scilab Help >> Differential calculus, Integration
-- Scilab Help >> Elementary Functions
-- Scilab Help >> Linear Algebra
All sections below Linear Algebra are not showing their content without any error messages to terminal. Scilab core (plots and math operations) seems to be OK.

The same situation after downgrading hdf5 to 1.10.0 and subsequent recompilation of scilab.

Can anyone confirm problems with and Scilab Help Browser?
I suppose strict dependency to should be fixed.

Best wishes,