Package Details: octave-symbolic 3.0.1-1

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Package Base: octave-symbolic
Description: Adds symbolic calculation features to GNU Octave. These include common Computer Algebra System tools such as algebraic operations, calculus, equation solving, Fourier and Laplace transforms, variable precision arithmetic and other features. Interna [...]
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Licenses: custom
Submitter: elvisfox
Maintainer: pingplug
Last Packager: pingplug
Votes: 38
Popularity: 0.48
First Submitted: 2011-12-25 20:40 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-08-14 05:47 (UTC)

Latest Comments

Bollos00 commented on 2020-11-11 04:06 (UTC)

Good night, sympy version 1.6 does not seems to be working as mentioned above.

Maybe a option is install it with pip instead with pacman?

pip install "sympy==1.5.1"

juanman commented on 2020-08-04 22:33 (UTC)

octave-symbolic 2.9 is not compatible with python-sympy>1.6 Last working version of sympy is 1.5.1

jkhsjdhjs commented on 2019-09-15 19:52 (UTC)

The package can't be used without python-sympy, which is listed here just as a make dependency. According to python-sympy >= 1.2 is a runtime dependency, and it works only with python-sympy installed.

Abogical commented on 2017-08-20 14:35 (UTC) (edited on 2017-08-20 14:36 (UTC) by Abogical)

Add 'octave' as dependency. It's trivial but would help when uninstalling octave.

drizzd commented on 2015-09-09 11:39 (UTC)

drizzd commented on 2015-09-09 09:25 (UTC)

I can reproduce this if I remove all octave-* packages. For the last package which is removed, pacman also removes /usr/share/octave/packages, because it is now empty. Then we run "pkg rebuild -global" to make octave update the package database. But this command fails if /usr/share/octave/packages does not exist. If I remove and re-install octave, /usr/share/octave/packages also does not exist, and running "pkg rebuild -global" fails with the same error. So to fix this cleanly, we have to either artificially add a dummy file to /usr/share/octave/packages in octave's PKGBUILD, or upstream should teach pkg rebuild to deal with a missing /usr/share/octave/packages. Note that the package is still removed as far as pacman is concerned. Only pkg list will still show the package. You can fix it by manually creating /usr/share/octave/packages and running octave -q -f --eval "pkg rebuild -global" as root.

brettski commented on 2015-09-08 20:37 (UTC)

Uninstall (# pacman -Rns octave-symbolic) fails with following error: error: couldn't read directory /usr/share/octave/packages: No such file or directory error: called from rebuild at line 29 column 7 pkg at line 505 column 25

drizzd commented on 2015-08-19 20:08 (UTC)

It is a runtime dependency of octave: See also same discussion in:

trapangle commented on 2015-08-11 16:52 (UTC)

New dependency needed: /usr/lib/octave/4.0.0/exec/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/octave-gui: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory Installed package qscintilla and it works fine.

elvisfox commented on 2015-04-12 16:23 (UTC)

The better way is to install package only for your user though. Just start 'octave' and type: pkg prefix ~/.octave ~/.octave pkg install -forge symbolic And you don't need these packages any more.

JohnRobson commented on 2015-04-12 05:22 (UTC)

==> ERROR: Missing package() function in /tmp/yaourt-tmp-us/aur-octave-symbolic/./PKGBUILD ==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build octave-symbolic.

elvisfox commented on 2012-03-30 08:57 (UTC)

Thanks for reporting. Please check the updated package.

rscholer commented on 2012-03-29 20:47 (UTC)

Please correct depends=('octave>=3.1.55 ginac>=1.6.0') to depends=('octave>=3.1.55' 'ginac>=1.6.0')

elvisfox commented on 2011-12-25 20:42 (UTC)

octave-symbolic package based on drizzd's PKGBUILDs.