Maxima fails to start with error message "The assertion realpath(s,o) on line 471 of main.c in function mbin failed: Invalid argument Aborted (core dumped)"

Bug #1926225 reported by Gary
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Bug Description

Maxima is installed but when run from the terminal or called by wxmaxima or texmacs, fails to run with the error messaage "The assertion realpath(s,o) on line 471 of main.c in function mbin failed: Invalid argument Aborted (core dumped)"
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ProblemType: Bug
ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu65
Architecture: amd64
CasperMD5CheckResult: unknown
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 21.04
InstallationDate: Installed on 2021-01-21 (95 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 20.10 "Groovy Gorilla" - Release amd64 (20201022)
Package: maxima 5.44.0-2
PackageArchitecture: amd64
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.11.0-16.17-generic 5.11.12
Tags: hirsute
Uname: Linux 5.11.0-16-generic x86_64
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to hirsute on 2021-04-25 (1 days ago)
UserGroups: adm cdrom dip lpadmin lxd plugdev sambashare sudo
_MarkForUpload: True

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Chris Guiver (guiverc) wrote :

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Gary (gary-hughes-fp) wrote : Dependencies.txt

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Gary (gary-hughes-fp) wrote : ProcCpuinfoMinimal.txt

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Gary (gary-hughes-fp) wrote : ProcEnviron.txt

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Peter (peter-schmitteckert) wrote :

Same for me:

$ maxima
The assertion realpath(s,o) on line 471 of main.c in function mbin failed: Invalid argumentAborted (core dumped)

$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 21.04
Release: 21.04
Codename: hirsute

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in maxima (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Yves Roggeman (yrogge) wrote :

Same bug as 1926362 ?

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Timothy Krause (tmkrs4482) wrote :

I tried to compile the source code and it's broken too.

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PeterPall (peterpall) wrote : Re: [Bug 1926225] Re: Maxima fails to start with error message "The assertion realpath(s, o) on line 471 of main.c in function mbin failed: Invalid argument Aborted (core dumped)"

Does the problem happen with wxMaxima, too? If not I would guess something chokes on two subsequent slashes ("/") in a pathname.

Am 12. Juni 2021 20:11:46 MESZ schrieb Timothy Krause <email address hidden>:
>I tried to compile the source code and it's broken too.
>
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> on line 471 of main.c in function mbin failed: Invalid argument
> Aborted (core dumped)"
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Robert Dodier (robert-dodier) wrote :

Hi, I'm a Maxima developer. I'd like to try to help figure out a solution here.

Has the Maxima package (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/maxima/5.44.0-2) maintainer, ~camm-debian, been notified? I don't know if package maintainers are notified automatically about bugs reported against their packages. If not, then we should try to notify him. I don't know how to do that here, can someone do it or tell me how?

@tmkrs4482: What options for ./configure did you supply? If you tried compiling with GCL, can I ask you to try another implementation? In particular I'll suggest SBCL.

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PeterPall (peterpall) wrote :

The Ubuntu package is just the Debian packaging instructions executed on Ubuntu. I still haven't found out how to deviate from that but normally if the Ubuntu package doesn't work the Debian one doesn't either so it might not matter.

The packaging instructions can be found in debian/control in http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/m/maxima/maxima_5.44.0-3.debian.tar.xz

Currently I don't have access to an unarchive to look into them.

Am 13. Juni 2021 08:25:12 MESZ schrieb Robert Dodier <email address hidden>:
>Hi, I'm a Maxima developer. I'd like to try to help figure out a
>solution here.
>
>Has the Maxima package
>(https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/maxima/5.44.0-2) maintainer,
>~camm-debian, been notified? I don't know if package maintainers are
>notified automatically about bugs reported against their packages. If
>not, then we should try to notify him. I don't know how to do that here,
>can someone do it or tell me how?
>
>@tmkrs4482: What options for ./configure did you supply? If you tried
>compiling with GCL, can I ask you to try another implementation? In
>particular I'll suggest SBCL.
>
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>You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to maxima
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>Title:
> Maxima fails to start with error message "The assertion realpath(s,o)
> on line 471 of main.c in function mbin failed: Invalid argument
> Aborted (core dumped)"
>
>To manage notifications about this bug go to:
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Sergei Ianovich (ynvich-gmail) wrote :

It seems there are some configuration problems on build host or with debian/control. I've successfully rebuild a working maxima from packaging files:

$ sudo apt-get install clisp sbcl gcl ecl debhelper devscripts
$ sudo apt-get build-deps maxima
$ apt-get source maxima
$ cd maxima-5.44.0
$ debuild
$ sudo dpkg -i ../maxima_5.44.0-2_amd64.deb
$ maxima

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rhi (rfc2822) wrote :

Ubuntu 21.04, same problem here. Happens with wxMaxima, too (it says that it can't start Maxima).

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