Package Details: mathematica 11.1.0-1

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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: 42
Popularity: 1.387749
First Submitted: 2011-03-03 21:27
Last Updated: 2017-03-18 03:08

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JP-Ellis commented on 2017-03-18 03:12

Update to Mathematica 11.1.0.

Summary of new features:

Blog post:

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JP-Ellis commented on 2017-03-18 03:12

Update to Mathematica 11.1.0.

Summary of new features:

Blog post:

JP-Ellis commented on 2017-02-15 00:14

Yeah, then I'm sorry, but I'm not sure what can be done. I'm guessing there's no `` file anywhere on the ISO? You could always download Mathematica from their website, but if you must use the ISO then you'll have to install it manually (or try and adapt this PKGBUILD to suit your needs).

aplund commented on 2017-02-14 23:59

The script in the Installer directory is called MathInstaller and does indeed have a different checksum

472e8fd55adf5b29dd0940aeee0fb6bb /tmp/mathematica-mount/Unix/Installer/MathInstaller

If I force it to be the installer as you suggested I just get this error:

-> Running Mathematica installer
CRITICAL FAILURE: Fundamental Error
Installer text not found.

JP-Ellis commented on 2017-02-14 23:40

@aplund Here's how it might work:

- Mount the ISO into a directory, say /media/Mathematica_ISO
- Download a snapshot of this PKGBUILD:
cd ~
wget -O - | tar xz
- Go to the snapshot folder, and create a symbolic link to the installer on the ISO:
cd ~/mathematica
ln -s /media/Mathematica_ISO/Unix/Installer/
- Run `makepkg -si` to install Mathematica

Note that this PKGBUILD expects Mathematica 11.0.1, and verifies the content of the `.sh` file with a checksum. If the `.sh` file on the ISO is in any way different, it'll create an error. You can skip the checksums with `--skipchecksums`, but I can't guarantee that it'll work.

aplund commented on 2017-02-14 23:30

I have an ISO image instead of the Mathematica_${pkgver} script. The installation proceeds more like the instructions here:

I'm not sure exactly how I'm meant to use this PKGBUILD file with the ISO image.

JP-Ellis commented on 2017-02-10 01:44

Update release:

- Fix an incorrect symlink to wolframscript;
- Remove `matheamtica.install` as it is handled by Pacman hooks
- Make certain dependencies optional, so that Mathematica can be installed on a system without a GUI if only the command line is required.

If there are any bugs, please let me know.

NOTE: Mathematica's install script produces an install error as it tries to install the icons itself.

JP-Ellis commented on 2017-02-09 23:31

@kjslag That's fine, I can take care of this package. Just add me as a co-maintainer (in the Package Actions above) so that when you disown yourself, I should automatically become the new owner.

kjslag commented on 2017-02-09 18:28

@JP-Ellis Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be able to maintain any new versions of this package. Would you like to adopt it?

JP-Ellis commented on 2017-02-09 07:38


I realized a small mistake in some of the changes are suggested to the PKGBUILD regarding `wolframscript`. I also took the opportunity to replace the `echo` statements with makepkg's own `msg2`.

The patch can be found at and can be imported with:

cd <mathematica repository>
git am mathematica.diff

positron commented on 2016-11-13 08:17

user1549751245 read the PKGBUILD before trying to build it.

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