wxmaxima: segmentation fault #15721

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sjackman opened this Issue Oct 28, 2012 · 12 comments

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wxmaxima segfaults on startup.

$ brew install wxmaxima
$ wxmaxima
Segmentation fault: 11

Cheers,
Shaun

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2bits commented Oct 29, 2012

You want to use the wxmaxima.app Let us know how it goes.

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The wxMaxima GUI opens just fine, but when I evaluate a statement, it
gives the following error in a dialog box:

Error
Not connected to Maxima!

On 28 October 2012 19:47, 2bits notifications@github.com wrote:

You want to use the wxmaxima.app Let us know how it goes.

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2bits commented Oct 29, 2012

You have to configure wxMaxima according to the docs. I was able to open a tutorial and have it evaluate once I got my configuration sorted.

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adamv commented Oct 29, 2012

Do we need to add some caveats?

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2bits commented Oct 29, 2012

Yes I forgot to add the standard caveat telling the user where their wxmaxima.app is located.

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A caveat would help, particularly one explaining that:

Go to the wxMaxima menu and select Preferences. In the text box labeled
“Maxima program,” enter /usr/local/bin/maxima

wxmaxima doesn't depend on maxima. Should it? It's not very useful without
it.

In a formula, the letters aren't displayed. A small screenshot is attached.

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Thanks for your help. Cheers,
Shaun

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mxcl commented Oct 31, 2012

Why can't we patch the formula to do this automatically?

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2bits commented Oct 31, 2012

Patch the formula of a high-level math program to alleviate the user having to open Preferences and follow Getting Started? Maybe if this was wxAngryBirds I would. . . .

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If it's a one-line patch, I'm with Max. It would be nice for it to work
out-of-the-box. I'm sure we'll get other "Why doesn't this work?" emails
otherwise.

On 31 October 2012 08:42, 2bits notifications@github.com wrote:

Patch the formula of a high-level math program to alleviate the user
having to open Preferences and follow Getting Started? Maybe if this was
wxAngryBirds I would. . . .


Reply to this email directly or view it on GitHubhttps://github.com/mxcl/homebrew/issues/15721#issuecomment-9949560.

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2bits commented Nov 1, 2012

We can't patch the configuration file ~/Library/Preferences/wxMaxima Preferences because it doesn't exist until the program is first run.

@2bits 2bits pushed a commit to 2bits/homebrew that referenced this issue Nov 1, 2012
nibbles 2bits wxmaxima: add a few caveats
Wxmaxima needs the standard caveat telling the user where the
app gets installed, plus one about linking the app, plus one
describing how to first setup wxmaxima to find maxima.

Fixes #15721
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2bits commented Nov 1, 2012

Ok that should help. Thanks for the bug report. My apologies for forgetting the caveat and wasting some of your time.

@adamv adamv closed this in 2f06c81 Nov 1, 2012
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mxcl commented Nov 2, 2012

Patch the formula of a high-level math program to alleviate the user having to open Preferences and follow Getting Started? Maybe if this was wxAngryBirds I would.

Certainly you don't have to do this, we appreciate all your help @2bits.

However, this is what we should do, for every formula. We are WAY to caveats heavy nowadays. If I was a user of Homebrew and not its creator I would scoff and make a new PM…

@snakeyroc3 snakeyroc3 pushed a commit to snakeyroc3/homebrew that referenced this issue Dec 17, 2012
@adamv nibbles 2bits + adamv wxmaxima: add a few caveats
Wxmaxima needs the standard caveat telling the user where the
app gets installed, plus one about linking the app, plus one
describing how to first setup wxmaxima to find maxima.

Fixes #15721

Closes #15790.

Signed-off-by: Adam Vandenberg <flangy@gmail.com>
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@sjackman sjackman pushed a commit to sjackman/homebrew that referenced this issue Nov 15, 2013
@adamv nibbles 2bits + adamv wxmaxima: add a few caveats
Wxmaxima needs the standard caveat telling the user where the
app gets installed, plus one about linking the app, plus one
describing how to first setup wxmaxima to find maxima.

Fixes #15721

Closes #15790.

Signed-off-by: Adam Vandenberg <flangy@gmail.com>
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