Package Details: mathematica 12.0.0-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: mathematica
Description: A computational software program used in scientific, engineering, and mathematical fields and other areas of technical computing.
Upstream URL:
Licenses: proprietary
Submitter: Feanor12
Maintainer: JP-Ellis
Last Packager: JP-Ellis
Votes: 61
Popularity: 1.013669
First Submitted: 2011-03-03 21:27
Last Updated: 2019-06-09 00:27

Dependencies (61)

Required by (1)

Sources (1)

Pinned Comments

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.

Latest Comments

« First ‹ Previous ... 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 ... Next › Last »

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.

user1549751245 commented on 2016-11-13 07:29

I get this errors as I try to install it:

==> Building and installing package
==> Making package: mathematica 11.0.1-1
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
==> Retrieving sources...
==> ERROR: was not found in the build directory and is not a URL.
==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build mathematica.
==> Restart building mathematica ? [y/N]

positron commented on 2016-10-15 08:17

After I compiled it on the hdd instead of tmpfs everything's working now!