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maxima: 5.42.2 -> 5.44.0 #101876

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@omasanori omasanori commented Oct 27, 2020

Motivation for this change

This change updates maxima and maxima-ecl packages to the latest release. The change log for Maxima 5.44 and change log for Maxima 5.43 are available.

Note that maxima-ecl now compiles with the default ecl due to failures with Maxima 16.1.2. The sage package, the only remaining client of the ecl_16_1_2 package, will also migrate to ecl in SageMath 9.2.

Depends on #101830.

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  • Tested using sandboxing (nix.useSandbox on NixOS, or option sandbox in nix.conf on non-NixOS linux)
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  • Tested via one or more NixOS test(s) if existing and applicable for the change (look inside nixos/tests)
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omasanori added 6 commits Oct 27, 2020
Since packages are inherited by default, `package ? null` does not work
as a declaration of optional dependency. To solve the problem, I added
`with*` flags and used them consistently.

With this change, the closure size of `maxima` was shrunk from 275429480
bytes to 213117176 bytes (reduced by 22.6%), and that of `maxima-ecl`
was done from 383156392 bytes to 326807728 bytes (reduced by 14.5%).

Signed-off-by: Masanori Ogino <>
Signed-off-by: Masanori Ogino <>
This makes `patches` easier to read.

Signed-off-by: Masanori Ogino <>
Signed-off-by: Masanori Ogino <>
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Now `maxima-ecl` compiles with the default `ecl` package instead of


Signed-off-by: Masanori Ogino <>
@omasanori omasanori changed the title Maxima/update 5.44.0 maxima: 5.42.2 -> 5.44.0 Oct 27, 2020
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@SuperSandro2000 SuperSandro2000 commented Oct 27, 2020

Run on darwin:

Result of nixpkgs-review pr 101876 1

1 package marked as broken and skipped:
  • maxima-ecl
1 package built:
  • maxima
1 package marked as broken and skipped:

This is because ecl is marked broken on darwin.

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@omasanori omasanori commented Nov 2, 2020

Same as #101830 (comment), I close this for now.

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