Package Details: mathematica 12.0.0-1

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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: JP-Ellis
Last Packager: JP-Ellis
Votes: 61
Popularity: 1.217847
First Submitted: 2011-03-03 21:27
Last Updated: 2019-06-09 00:27

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JP-Ellis commented on 2019-04-24 05:41

Update to Mathematica 12.0.0

Summary of new features:

Please let me know if you encounter any issues.

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qedphoton commented on 2018-10-02 21:37

/opt/Mathematica/SystemFiles/FrontEnd/Binaries/Linux-x86-64/Mathematica: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
This is fixed by installing portaudio, can the maintainer add portaudio to the dependencies list?

rpfunnyman commented on 2018-09-27 22:11

@JP-Ellis Building on the HD seemed to do the trick! I was previously building in /tmp, which (supposedly) had 16 GB free. Everything works brilliantly now, thank you.

JP-Ellis commented on 2018-09-27 05:12

@rpfunnyman This is very strange. I actually suspect it is due to a space issue. Is the package being built in /tmp (or similar)? And does it have at least 8GB of free space?

rpfunnyman commented on 2018-09-27 03:35

I have installed without receiving any error messages. However, when entering the command "mathematica" or "math" into the command line, nothing happens. Documentation does come up if I type in "man mathematica" or "man math".

All the files in /opt/Mathematica/Executables/ have 0 bytes and do nothing when executed.

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?