Package Details: mathematica 11.3.0-3

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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: 57
Popularity: 0.545457
First Submitted: 2011-03-03 21:27
Last Updated: 2018-05-30 04:39

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JP-Ellis commented on 2018-03-15 04:26

Update to Mathematica 11.3.0

Summary of new features:

Release 2 The second release of 11.3.0 removes various libraries which are automatically included in Mathematica so that Mathematica falls back on the system version. This was done in order to address an incompatibility in a recent system library update. I have been using this release for a while with no issue, but as usual let me know if any issue comes up.

In particular, portaudio may be required (though is not necessary is you only run Mathematica from the command line)

Release 3 Update reflects the new release of 11.3.0 by Wolfram. I could not find release notes (probably a minor bug fix release).

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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.

JP-Ellis commented on 2018-06-06 01:37

@vsilv Please have a look at some of the optional dependencies as some might be required for correct graphical display. (They are not marked as required as some users might only want to use the command-line version of Mathematica).

vsilv commented on 2018-06-05 17:07

Dear JP-Ellis, Even though it was possible to install mathematica using the PKGBUILD, running it for the first time creates a activation screen with flawed buttons; in particular, the activate button does not work. Where could I search for the error? Both building the .pkg.tar and installing worked out without errors. vsilv

WeeTC commented on 2018-05-30 09:24

@JP-Ellis Ok, so the saga is over ( for now ... :) ). The installation, after installing portaudio, is now fine (the option to install without the documentation turned out to be important for me as well - thanks).

JP-Ellis commented on 2018-05-30 04:34

@WeeTC Thanks for the update. It appears Wolfram released a new version of Mathematica 11.3.0 (though with no release notes). I've updated the checksums and it should build fine now.

WeeTC commented on 2018-05-29 06:25


Unfortunately, I tried this and I got "One or more files did not pass the validity check! " as an error message.

Is the installer up to date?

JP-Ellis commented on 2018-05-29 03:44

@WeeTC You ideally should clone/download a snapshot of the AUR package into a directory, copy (or link) Mathematica in the same directory and then use makepkg to build the full package which can then be installed with pacman -U package_name.tar.xz.

In the case of pacaur, by default it will clone the AUR package into ~/.cache/pacaur so you could copy (or link) Mathematica into ~/.cache/pacaur/mathematica.

WeeTC commented on 2018-05-28 11:42


Running "pacaur -S mathematica" in the directory with the files:

(output of ls -l)" total 4845616 -rw-r--r-- 1 weetc users 2695 Apr 11 07:06 duplicate-libs.txt drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 May 18 16:14 Install -rw-r--r-- 1 weetc users 4961862431 May 12 14:27 -rw-r--r-- 1 weetc users 22314 Apr 11 07:06 PKGBUILD drwxr-xr-x 2 weetc users 4096 May 12 14:50 src " produces " ==> ERROR: was not found in the build directory and is not a URL. :: failed to verify mathematica integrity ".

Have I made a simple mistake here?



Lchu613 commented on 2018-04-11 18:33

As jumper149 pointed out, having portaudio installed is now necessary for 11.3.0-2 to run; otherwise everything runs fine.

jumper149 commented on 2018-04-11 08:36

i had to install portaudio but now it works. Maybe this shouldnt be optional.

Keep up the good work!

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