Package Details: mathematica 12.2.0-1

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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: 71
Popularity: 0.22
First Submitted: 2011-03-03 21:27
Last Updated: 2021-01-05 10:32

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JP-Ellis commented on 2020-04-02 23:34

Update to Mathematica 12.1.0

Summary of new features:

Please let me know if you encounter any issues.

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JP-Ellis commented on 2020-08-17 10:24

@RunAndTumble I did that for a short while (as @kjslag mentioned) due to a font-related bug. I have contemplated of switching entirely to system dependencies, but given we don't have access to any of the source, they may require specific version of libraries which aren't the same as the system versions (in particular, I would expect quite a few outdated libraries to be included).

You are free to try and modify the PKGBUILD and remove all bundled libraries and instead use system libraries.

wjhandley commented on 2020-08-17 09:00

I currently get the error

Installation failed. See

  -> Errors related to 'xdg-icon-resource' and 'xdg-desktop-menu' are to be expected during Mathematica's installation.
  -> Fixing symbolic links
/home/will/.cache/yay/mathematica/PKGBUILD: line 112: cd: /home/will/.cache/yay/mathematica/pkg/mathematica/opt/Mathematica/Executables: No such file or directory
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package().
error making: %!s(func() string=0x55cf50e1fbb0)

At the command line output. There is no content in /home/will/.cache/yay/mathematica/pkg/mathematica/opt/Mathematica/InstallErrors, though that file does exist.

kjslag commented on 2020-08-16 00:24

@RunAndTumble Although bundling libraries has fixed a bug in the past, it also has the potential to create new bugs. Wolfram supposedly sometimes modifies some of the bundled libraries and they do not support linking to system libraries. If you want to use system libraries, you can remove or rename the bundled library files that you do not want to use.

RunAndTumble commented on 2020-08-16 00:19


What are the chances to get rid of the bundled components by simply linking to the system ones?

wbthomason commented on 2020-07-06 16:29

Has anyone run into the following error while installing 12.0.0?

mkdir: cannot create directory '/applications-merged': Permission denied

It seems as though the installer is trying to write to actual system root (at least, from the error message) as opposed to the root of pkg/

h313 commented on 2020-06-24 04:55

12.1.1 was released earlier this month:

physkets commented on 2020-06-22 06:03

Why is this flagged out-of-date? I don't see any new releases.

kjslag commented on 2020-05-26 04:28

@bryango I think the -mesa option tells Mathematica to tell it's bundled Qt to use mesa llvmpipe to render graphics on the CPU.

bryango commented on 2020-05-26 04:11

@kjslag Yes! I can confirm both issues (segfault for 12.0 and blank 3D for 12.1) are gone with mesa. However, 11.3 works fine with OpenGL and displays better graphics (with less aliasing). It seems that 12+ is somehow incompatible with system's OpenGL implementation, which, I think (at least for me), is also mesa; by searching through my installed packages with keyword OpenGL, I find that the only related package is mesa v20.0.6. Hence I believe there might be conflicts betweeen the bundled mesa and system mesa. Weird since it worked fine in 11.3.

References: Mathematica documentation for RenderingOptions:

"Mesa"    use the bundled Mesa implementation of OpenGL, available on all systems
"OpenGL"  use the system's OpenGL driver, available only on non-Windows systems

kjslag commented on 2020-05-25 19:13

@bryango iyanmv's idea of starting Mathematica with -mesa fixes your issues for me. See also: