Package Details: mathematica 11.0.0-1

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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: kjslag
Last Packager: kjslag
Votes: 40
Popularity: 0.189250
First Submitted: 2011-03-03 21:27
Last Updated: 2016-08-18 05:41

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kjslag commented on 2016-09-22 15:24

@Light2Yellow Mathematica isn't free. You need to purchase it, and then download from their website and put it in the build directory.

Light2Yellow commented on 2016-09-22 11:54

==> ERROR: was not found in the build directory and is not a URL.
==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build mathematica.

kjslag commented on 2016-08-20 03:32

@qft Yes, I know. I think that happens to everyone. The Mathematica installer is ignoring the fact that it's not being installed by root. Wolfram needs to fix this. But in the meantime, the package still works just fine.

qft commented on 2016-08-20 00:01

When I run makepkg with this PKGBUILD, I always see the following error message:

Installation failed. See

And the file /opt/Mathematica/InstallErrors is not removed from the final package.

kjslag commented on 2016-08-19 03:29

The installation is fine, the package made by makepkg should work. This is just a bug in the Mathematica installer. I'll bug Wolfram about it again.

Edit: I have an open case [CASE:3493135] with Wolfram support regarding the issue. It was actually fixed in 10.4.0, but came back again in 10.4.1.

qft commented on 2016-08-19 03:26

Latest Mathematica 11 fails to install with the following error:

xdg-icon-resource: No writable system icon directory found.
mkdir: cannot create directory '/applications-merged': Permission denied
xdg-desktop-menu: No writable system menu directory found.

The installation script bypasses fakeroot and tries to write to the root directory directly...

kjslag commented on 2016-07-25 19:12

I see. I added mesa-demos.

JP-Ellis commented on 2016-07-25 05:25

If glxinfo isn't available, Mathematica informs that glxinfo is required for "optimized graphics capabilities" (you need to launch Mathematica from the command line to see the warning); I don't know anything more beyond that.

I think that either mesa-demos and glxinfo are fine. I suggested glxinfo since Mathematica is already an AUR package and doesn't keep the extra content for the demos, but since mesa-demos is an Extra and only 7MB, I think it's also fine to list mesa-demos as the optional dependency.

kjslag commented on 2016-07-25 02:37

Really? What exactly does glxinfo add to Mathematica? If it does do something, I think mesa-demos would be better since it's in Extra as opposed to the AUR.

JP-Ellis commented on 2016-07-25 01:39

As an optional dependency, glxinfo should be added for optimized graphics capabilities (I updated my gist in the comment below to reflect that).

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