Bug 216884 - gcl: xmaxima can't open socket
gcl: xmaxima can't open socket
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gcl (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Gérard Milmeister
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Blocks: 216539
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Reported: 2006-11-22 10:05 EST by Rex Dieter
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-11-28 13:34:19 EST
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Description Rex Dieter 2006-11-22 10:05:53 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #216539 +++

Description of problem:

I can use maxima in the console, but if i start xmaxima i get this error message:

Maxima 5.10.0 http://maxima.sourceforge.net
Using Lisp GNU Common Lisp (GCL) GCL 2.6.7 (aka GCL)
Distributed under the GNU Public License. See the file COPYING.
Dedicated to the memory of William Schelter.
This is a development version of Maxima. The function bug_report()
provides bug reporting information.
(%i1) jfa: starting server on port 4008
couldn't open socket:


Installed packages:
maxima 5.10.0-8.fc6.i386
maxima-gui 5.10.0-8.fc6.i386
maxima-runtime-gcl 5.10.0-8.fc6.i386

-- Additional comment from rdieter@math.unl.edu on 2006-11-22 09:59 EST --
Looks like we're not alone, Ubuntu has the same problem:
https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/dapper/+source/gcl/+bug/43150

Their recommendations were to use a different maxima-runtime (one of
maxima-runtime-clisp, maxima-runtime-cmucl, maxima-runtime-sbcl).

-- Additional comment from rdieter@math.unl.edu on 2006-11-22 10:04 EST --
Upon closer inspection of ubuntu's report, they claim it to be a gcl bug, see
https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/dapper/+source/gcl/+bug/43150/comments/33
https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/dapper/+source/gcl/+bug/43150/comments/34
http://librarian.launchpad.net/4873164/gcl.diff
Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2006-11-28 13:34:19 EST
closing this (for now), as the bug that prompted it seems to be not reproducible.

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