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: 60
Popularity: 0.765230
First Submitted: 2011-03-03 21:27
Last Updated: 2019-04-24 05:39

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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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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.

qft commented on 2018-04-11 05:24

Actually I think instead of making openmp as a required dependency, a better strategy is to not include in the duplicate-libs.txt file. The file that ships with mathematica was from gcc, and the file from openmp package was from LLVM. I'm sure these two files are not compatible even if the share the same name.

Also the files and should not be removed. Otherwise two more dependencies are needed and it's always not a good idea to add unnecessary extra dependencies.

JP-Ellis commented on 2018-04-11 05:06

@qft I have added openmp are a required dependency (instead of just an optional one). Thanks for the feedback.

Note that I will not be incrementing the release number as this is such a minor change (and openmp was already optional). If there are libraries which are required, please let me know.

qft commented on 2018-04-11 04:50

openmp should be a dependency of the latest version, otherwise mathematica complains about missing and cannot start.

JP-Ellis commented on 2018-04-10 23:33

@jumper149 I have made a new release of 11.3.0, please give it a go and let me know if you have any issue with it. (The reason you couldn't find the libraries is that they are located in /opt/Mathematica/SystemFiles/Libraries/Linux-x86-64/)

jumper149 commented on 2018-04-10 13:23

I uninstalled Mathematica 11.2 with instructions from Before it was installed without pacman. I lately got the error: /opt/Mathematica/SystemFiles/FrontEnd/Binaries/Linux-x86-64/Mathematica: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/ undefined symbol: FT_Done_MM_Var

Then i installed Mathematica 11.3 with this aur package. The fix @JP-Ellis is not possible because the following files are NOT in /opt/Mathematica/SystemFiles/FrontEnd/Binaries/Linux-x86-64/:, and

so i cant remove them.

The installation seems fine I think.

/lib/ exists.

what can i do now i still get the fontconfig error.