wxMaxima would not start from menus, would just briefly flash.
starting from the command line to see what errors I got, told me that libwx_gtk3u_richtext-3.0.so.0 could not be found. Nothing I did could remedy that.
As an alternative, I tried to install the “wxmaxima-git” package available from AUR , but that failed to build.
Having just started wtih Manjaro, after about a ten year hiatus from linux, I defaulted to my old tried and true - but inelegant - solution of “build from source”. Which worked fine for my purposes, but isn’t the most robust solution.
Any hints on what went wrong with the official package, and how I could fix at that level?
wxmaxima from repos installs and runs fine on my end.
- Is your system up-to-date?
sudo pacman-mirrors -f 5 && sudo pacman -Syyu
wxmaxima from terminal and share full output.
/usr/bin/wxmaxima: error while loading shared libraries: libwx_gtk3u_richtext-3.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
I’m using the pamac gui, which claims all is up-to-date.
(note I now have a hand built version of wxmaxima in /usr/local/bin that works fine. Would of course prefer to be able to use the official version so that I don’t have to be the one tracking updates etc!)
hmm… I dimly think it may have to do with trying the alternative install from AUR. I think that brought in a different wxgtk library…and that is causing the problem. Would/could that make sense?
I haven’t quite wrapped my brain around arch repositories.
ah…think I got it. i think I had both the above libwx as well as libwx_gtk3u_richtext-3.1.so.5, which I think was pulled in from one of the AUR packages I built.
Anyways when I uninstalled “stuff” installed via AUR packages, and then reinstalled the official wxMaxima file, it works.
(Notice I am a bit “vaguey” on what I did to get this working. I poked some keys, and now it works. No idea what other programs I broke in the meantime, but I’ll burn that bridge when I get to it. )
Yes, that was probably the problem. I marked your last post as the solution.
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