Package Details: smath 0_99_6671-1

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Package Base: smath
Description: A mathematical program with many features and paper-like interface, similar to Mathcad
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Keywords: mathcad mathematics smath
Licenses: CCPL
Groups: math
Submitter: tomracing
Maintainer: tomracing
Last Packager: tomracing
Votes: 5
Popularity: 0.136985
First Submitted: 2016-01-10 10:32
Last Updated: 2018-04-09 18:56

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tomracing commented on 2018-05-22 20:23

well done! glad it works for you now.

xxx commented on 2018-05-22 01:03

Thanks tomracing, I've got it now. You made me look to my .makepkg.conf file and I have there a line [# BUILDDIR=/tmp/makepkg]. I had to comment out this line and now I can get smath installed trough yaourt. I do not really understand why smath does not work with my BUILDDIR in tmp but other yaourt stuff works.

tomracing commented on 2018-05-21 19:50

xxx, sorry i cannot reproduce your error. I've had no issue with installing smath on a clean manjaro vm. only installed based-devel yaourt then yaourt -S smath got no errors there. therefore pretty sure it is not the package.

xxx commented on 2018-05-20 19:47

Thanks tomracing for looking into it. I tried to install smath trough yaourt on 3 different computers with the same error, '../smath.desktop': No such file or directory. I got it to install by first cloning the official URL and overwriting the files there with the files so kindly provided by Jack here The official package does not work. I am using Manjaro, I do not think that will make any difference though.

tomracing commented on 2018-05-18 20:42

Sorry to hear that it is not working for you XXX. however I've just tried building it using several popular aur helpers and all worked fine. If you build by downloading the pkgbuild file directly, then please note that in the root are several other files that will be needed to install.

If after thay it still doesn't work let me know.

xxx commented on 2018-05-18 17:43

Any bad package should be moved out, in a sandbox or something. For quite a while now I am not able to install this one.

install: cannot stat '../smath.desktop': No such file or directory ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package(). Aborting... ==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build smath.

tomracing commented on 2017-02-22 17:50

great, it worked for me also this morning. Thanks for testing.
the pkgbuild is cleaned up now and as far as I can tell the files don't even need mentioning in the source.
Should be good to go for the future and much easier to update.

thanks again for the solution.

Jake commented on 2017-02-22 12:15

Now uncomment the sources (make sure the braces are correct) and it is complete ;)

You can try my version from yesterday here:

Jake commented on 2017-02-21 23:20

It works for me with the the .desktop, i can send you a PKGBUILD if you want.

Downloading the icon pack is a bit of a problem, because this needs a different id... but i think dropbox (or adding it directly to the sources / aur repo) is fine for a simple png.

btw: i would supply the start script also as file, instead of this multiple line echo pipe trick.

tomracing commented on 2017-02-21 22:53


That works and I can get the main file downloaded directly from the web now.
Just have to pop into a Arch irc channel one of these days to see if i can get some help to complete the PKGBUILD. I think the %u in the dlagents follows all three sources and those don't need the http post procedure yet.
Will have to find a way to fix that or change the way to get the .desktop and the icon.
So for now won't post that pkgbuild yet as it is broken.
pkg still works as it is now. looking forward to complete this though.

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