Package Details: fricas 1.3.6-1

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Package Base: fricas
Description: An advanced computer algebra system
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Licenses: custom
Submitter: serkho
Maintainer: serkho
Last Packager: serkho
Votes: 13
Popularity: 0.69
First Submitted: 2013-06-30 07:19
Last Updated: 2020-03-14 10:36

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serkho commented on 2019-06-08 05:34

@neven, thanks. I've updated the package, let's see how it works

neven commented on 2019-06-08 01:27

My suggestion to set memory limits so as to be effectively unlimited was not good.

This seems to work correctly instead: in the "build" bash function in the PKGBUILD:

./configure --prefix=/usr '--with-lisp=sbcl --control-stack-size 512 --dynamic-space-size 6000'

neven commented on 2019-06-07 23:35

I have been playing around with Fricas and one thing that is bothering me is SBCL memory usage limits. I often run out of stack or heap space, which is enforced by SBCL and causes the Fricas command in execution to fail with some ugly warnings.

It would be optimal if the limits could be set at run time (if any SBCL devs read this: USE GETRLIMIT, so I could set limits myself with ulimit), but I suspect that is not possible.

In view of that, could you configure SBCL to increase the stack and heap limits to a large value to make it effectively unlimited, or just set it to 8 GB? The relevant SBCL options seem to be --dynamic-space-size and --control-stack-size .

serkho commented on 2017-09-30 15:55

Looks like a temporary outage on SF side, working ok now. Can you give it a try again?

bertalanp99 commented on 2017-09-28 21:09

Downloading copyright.txt fails, can't install :/

The_Keeper commented on 2016-03-06 04:10

I'll mark it out-of-date.

September 25, 2015 -- FriCAS 1.2.7 released

taifunbrowser commented on 2016-02-08 21:26

Seems to out-of-memory on build for me?

Heap exhausted during garbage collection: 0 bytes available, 16 requested.

Total bytes allocated = 1072754400
Dynamic-space-size bytes = 1073741824

fatal error encountered in SBCL pid 27525(tid 140737353762560):
Heap exhausted, game over.

serkho commented on 2014-01-25 07:18

Apparently SBCL needs it. I removed the execstack flag from an SBCL-compiled binary and it stopped working.

oriba commented on 2014-01-21 22:29

...but "executable stack" looks like a security hole.
I think, this is something, which the developers should address.

serkho commented on 2014-01-21 16:29

Warnings about missing lisp and interpsys are caused by shebang in .fasl files. It does not affect the functionality.