Maple interface broken in Ubuntu Edgy

Bug #73393 reported by Andrea Gamba on 2006-11-26
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
texmacs (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

Maple interface does not work, one gets the message

generic maple program roman 10 blue [dead]

after texmacs appears to have launched tm_maple.

A similar problem with the maxima interface was easily fixed, see

https://launchpad.net/distros/ubunt...

but the same fix does not work for the maple interface.

Texmacs version 1.0.6

Maple version 9.5

Andrea Gamba (andrea-gamba) wrote :

The problem is due to a directory which is missing in Edgy. It can be fixed as follows:

create: /usr/share/texmacs/TeXmacs/plugins/maple/src
copy in that directory the attached tm_maple_9.c file

Then delete the contents of $HOME/.TeXmacs/bin and launch texmacs, everything should work (with Maple 9.5, at least).

Lionel Le Folgoc (mrpouit) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue for you? Thanks in advance.

Changed in texmacs:
status: New → Incomplete
Andrea Gamba (andrea-gamba) wrote :

The situation now is much worse.

The plugin for Maple appears to not be even loaded by texmacs, the menu does not give anymore the possibility to open a Maple session.

I don't know now how to have Maple working with texmacs and Ubuntu now and I am tired of looking for solutions.

The interface for Maxima is present in the menu but I get "plugin not declared"

The gnuplot interface works but it has a minor bug (showing an unnecessary error message).

Texmacs is a truly innovative program, really good for producing scientific reports, and unique as an interface to many different programs of symbolic computation.

It is one piece of free software which does not have a commercial counterpart, it is really unique and innovative.

But it seem to be orphaned on Ubuntu. Ubuntu users like me see only a bunch of bugs when they try to use Texmacs as an interface e.g. to Maple or Maxima. That's a pity.

Andrea Gamba (andrea-gamba) wrote :

The situation now is much worse.

The plugin for Maple appears to not be even loaded by texmacs, the menu does not give anymore the possibility to open a Maple session.

I don't know now how to have Maple working with texmacs and Ubuntu now and I am tired of looking for solutions.

The interface for Maxima is present in the menu but I get "plugin not declared"

The gnuplot interface works but it has a minor bug (showing an unnecessary error message).

Texmacs is a truly innovative program, really good for producing scientific reports, and unique as an interface to many different programs of symbolic computation.

It is one piece of free software which does not have a commercial counterpart, it is really unique and innovative.

But it seems to be orphaned on Ubuntu. Ubuntu users like me see only a bunch of bugs when they try to use Texmacs as an interface e.g. to Maple or Maxima. That's a pity.

Andrea Gamba (andrea-gamba) wrote :

The problem with the maxima interface is still the old sh/bash problem and is easily solved, I don't know how to solve the problem with the texmacs interface.

Andrea Gamba (andrea-gamba) wrote :

Since Maple was not listed anymore in the session list, I tried to open a session by chosing "other" and "maple". At the beginning it did'nt work for me, but then I discovered the reason: the tm_maple script does "which maple" and could not find maple because I had it installed in /usr/local/maple9.5. I fixed this by making a link to /usr/bin. So it was essentially my fault. I am citing this story because it may happen to other people too, since Maple likes to install itself in that kind of locations.

Actually, that was also the reason of Maple not appearing in the session list (in Feisty it was found anyway, probably the script looked explicitly in /usr/local/maple9.5, it would be good to have it still working that way).

The problem with the missing file has been fixed in Gutsy, the needed file is now in src.9.

So things are working now with Maple, it just has to be discoverable by the command "which maple", which is a reasonable choice.

The minor problem with the gnuplot interface instead is again the fault of the infamous sh/bash problem, just change sh with bash in the appropriate place and everything works well, see also https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/texmacs/+bug/58498.

Connor Imes (ckimes) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue for you? Can you try with latest Ubuntu release? Thanks in advance.

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) on 2008-09-18
Changed in texmacs:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Connor Imes (ckimes) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, though it seems that the original problem has been fixed (comment 7). If the problem persists, please reopen the bug - you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in texmacs:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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