Scilab 6.0.1 shows on start warning in terminal - /usr/share/java/jlatexmath-fop-1.0.6.jar, but there is /usr/share/java/jlatexmath-fop-1.0.7.jar in repository

Bug #1767082 reported by Norbert on 2018-04-26
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
libjlatexmath-java (Ubuntu)
scilab (Debian)
Fix Released
scilab (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Steps to reproduce:
1. Have Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Scilab installed
2. Try to launch Scilab from terminal

Expected results:
* Scilab starts without errors

Actual results:
* Scilab shows warning in terminal

$ scilab
Warning: Could not find Java package '/usr/share/java/jlatexmath-fop-1.0.6.jar'.
Some problems during the loading of the Java libraries occurred.
This could lead to inconsistent behaviours.
Please check SCI/etc/classpath.xml.


$ dpkg -S /usr/share/java/jlatexmath-fop*
libjlatexmath-fop-java: /usr/share/java/jlatexmath-fop-1.0.7.jar
libjlatexmath-fop-java: /usr/share/java/jlatexmath-fop.jar

$ apt-cache policy libjlatexmath-fop-java
  Installed: 1.0.7-1
  Candidate: 1.0.7-1
  Version table:
 *** 1.0.7-1 500
        500 bionic/universe amd64 Packages
        500 bionic/universe i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: scilab 6.0.1-1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-20.21-generic 4.15.17
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: MATE
Date: Thu Apr 26 12:17:14 2018
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: scilab
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :
Norbert (nrbrtx) on 2018-07-07
no longer affects: scilab
Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :

Bug still exists on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with all updates.

Changed in scilab (Debian):
status: Unknown → New

solution works for me...
cd ~/Downloads

(just in case it fails access the link and download it...)

sudo apt-get install ./libjlatexmath-fop-java_1.0.6-1_all.deb --allow-downgrades
sudo tee /etc/apt/preferences.d/pin-jlfop >/dev/null <<EOF
Package: libjlatexmath-fop-java
Pin: version 1.0.6-1
Pin-Priority: 1337

works great...!!

Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :

18.10 cosmic is affected too.

tags: added: cosmic
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in libjlatexmath-java (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in scilab (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in scilab (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
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