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: 1.023961
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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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!

qft commented on 2018-04-11 06:25

I do not use text-to-speech functionalities. I just do not like the fact that some features that were working before become broken for no added benefit. For people who do reply on the affected features, they would have to install new dependencies that they don't need before. This is a net loss.

Anyways, thank you for maintaining the package.

JP-Ellis commented on 2018-04-11 06:17

@qft At this stage, I would recommend you install espeak as an optional dependency since you use the text-to-speech functionalities.

If anyone else reports an issue with this latest change, then I will reintroduce the libraries. I will reconsider adding all the libraries back in for the next release of Mathematica.

qft commented on 2018-04-11 06:04

I agree we should not mark all the dependencies as required and that was my original point. However many of the library files you removed are not related to the recent freetype bug, and by removing those files there is no system libraries to replace them.

One example is the Before you removed this file, my installation of Mathematica could do text2speech perfectly. Now it cannot because does not exist. Now a feature is broken with no added benefit. The same can be said for other libraries files. Each removed library file implies either one extra dependency or at least one missing feature. Why not just limit the deleted library files to the really necessary ones related to the freetype bug?

JP-Ellis commented on 2018-04-11 05:46

@qft I was hesitant to remove the extra libraries; however, given the incompatibility that came up with freetype I thought I would try for the time being to default using the system libraries.

If people do report issues, then I am able to revert back to including some of the libraries.

Additionally, I am not going to mark all dependencies as required simply because there exists a situation where they might be used. For example, I will not be making GUI libraries required as these are clearly not required for installations of Mathematica on a server. (Same argument can be made for GPU computing libraries).

In response to your second comment: all the libraries you list are all already on the optional dependencies. I myself have neither libpng12 nor espeak installed, and I am yet to encounter any issues. These libraries presumably are used by Mathematica at some point, but I have no idea where/when.

qft commented on 2018-04-11 05:39

Also, removing the libraries in duplicate-libs.txt implies the following packages become required:

cairo, espeak, freetype2, glib2, glu, gmp, harfbuzz, libffi, libpng12, libssh2, openssl-1.0, pango, pixman, portaudio, zlib

Since espeak, libpng12 and portaudio are not commonly installed, the files,, and should not be removed. In my opinion the original library files should kept as is unless absolutely necessary.