Package Details: scilab 5.5.2-10

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/scilab.git (read-only)
Package Base: scilab
Description: A scientific software package for numerical computations.
Upstream URL: https://www.scilab.org
Licenses: BSD, custom:CeCILL
Conflicts: scilab-bin, scilab-git
Submitter: td123
Maintainer: eolianoe
Last Packager: eolianoe
Votes: 54
Popularity: 0.530504
First Submitted: 2011-12-07 20:36
Last Updated: 2016-05-14 16:11

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NyanNyanKoneko commented on 2016-05-05 01:54

Thanks for maintaining this awesome program. One issue I had while compiling was that I ran out of room in /tmp on my netbook with only two gigabytes of RAM. This is because the tmpfs service turns /tmp into a RAM disk with a maximum available space of half the system's RAM. In my case, it capped out at one gigabyte.

I was able to get around this by disabling the tmpfs service. With it disabled, the /tmp directory works like any other directory on the hard drive.

If anyone else has the same issue, here's what I did:

1) Run the following command to disable tmpfs: sudo systemctl mask tmp.mount
2) Restart.
3) Install scilab.
4) Delete all files and directories in /tmp. Example: sudo rm -r /tmp/*
5) Re-enable tmpfs with the following command: sudo systemctl unmask tmp.mount
6) Restart.

eolianoe commented on 2016-05-03 19:58

scilab does not compile and fails to run since the upgrade of hdf5-1.10.0. I will try to make a patch or to submit a legacy version of hdf5 in the AUR within the next days and any help is appreciated.
In the meantime you can use the binary version with the scilab-bin package [a].

[a] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/scilab-bin/

EDIT : bugreport http://bugzilla.scilab.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14539
EDIT2 : added the package hdf5-1.8.16 [b] as a temporary workaround, keep trying to have a patch to build against extra/hdf5

[b] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/hdf5-1.8.16/

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NyanNyanKoneko commented on 2016-05-05 01:54

Thanks for maintaining this awesome program. One issue I had while compiling was that I ran out of room in /tmp on my netbook with only two gigabytes of RAM. This is because the tmpfs service turns /tmp into a RAM disk with a maximum available space of half the system's RAM. In my case, it capped out at one gigabyte.

I was able to get around this by disabling the tmpfs service. With it disabled, the /tmp directory works like any other directory on the hard drive.

If anyone else has the same issue, here's what I did:

1) Run the following command to disable tmpfs: sudo systemctl mask tmp.mount
2) Restart.
3) Install scilab.
4) Delete all files and directories in /tmp. Example: sudo rm -r /tmp/*
5) Re-enable tmpfs with the following command: sudo systemctl unmask tmp.mount
6) Restart.

eolianoe commented on 2016-05-03 19:58

scilab does not compile and fails to run since the upgrade of hdf5-1.10.0. I will try to make a patch or to submit a legacy version of hdf5 in the AUR within the next days and any help is appreciated.
In the meantime you can use the binary version with the scilab-bin package [a].

[a] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/scilab-bin/

EDIT : bugreport http://bugzilla.scilab.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14539
EDIT2 : added the package hdf5-1.8.16 [b] as a temporary workaround, keep trying to have a patch to build against extra/hdf5

[b] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/hdf5-1.8.16/

eolianoe commented on 2016-04-19 20:09

@hiddenhand: building fine here. Could you send me an e-mail with the full build log in order to have more details. And please comment directly the java-freehep-vectorgraphics page rather than this one.

hiddenhand commented on 2016-04-19 17:01

I'm getting stuck building java-freehep-vectorgraphics, am I the only one having this problem? It's not pulling the tar.gz from the source. I've also used yaourt and pacaur for this. Thanks

Edit: If it matters, I've also tried manually building it.

eolianoe commented on 2016-01-22 08:55

@KhazAkar: I managed to install some ATOMS packages. What kind of errors do you have?
Look at the Scilab wiki [1] and try the binary package [2] in order to see if the error is coming from your network or the package.

[1] https://wiki.scilab.org/ATOMS
[2] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/scilab-bin/

KhazAkar commented on 2016-01-21 10:41

Hi!
After successfull install scilab I can't install any of ATOMS packages. :/

eolianoe commented on 2015-10-12 20:34

@rugaliz: could you send me the full build log in order to view all the compilations errors?

rugaliz commented on 2015-10-12 17:29

I'm getting an error while building:
Total time: 5 seconds
Makefile:718: recipe for target 'java' failed
make[2]: *** [java] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory '/tmp/yaourt-tmp-rugaliz/aur-scilab/src/scilab-5.5.2/modules/prebuildjava'
Makefile:796: recipe for target 'all-recursive' failed
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory '/tmp/yaourt-tmp-rugaliz/aur-scilab/src/scilab-5.5.2/modules'
Makefile:1541: recipe for target 'all-recursive' failed
make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1

MRWITEK commented on 2015-06-15 07:52

@piR, why do you say it here and don't touch the jgoodies-looks package? I think appropriate actions would be to leave your comment on jgoodies-looks page and to flag that package out of date. Scilab is not the only dependent package.

piR commented on 2015-06-15 06:27

I can't compile the jgoodies-looks package (version 2-8). When looking at Jgoodies website(http://www.jgoodies.com/downloads/libraries/), they say "The downloads are currently not available, because we consider a new licensing scheme for the JGoodies Common, Binding, Forms, Looks, and Validation". Is there a way to repackage Scilab with an older version of jgoodies-looks ?

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