Bug 625107 - wxMaxima fails to get connection, maxima-runtime-cmucl backend malfunctions
Summary: wxMaxima fails to get connection, maxima-runtime-cmucl backend malfunctions
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: maxima (Show other bugs)
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Version: 13
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Rex Dieter
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Keywords: Triaged
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-08-18 15:48 UTC by Juhamatti Niemelä
Modified: 2011-09-25 03:20 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-06-28 14:28:21 UTC
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Description Juhamatti Niemelä 2010-08-18 15:48:37 UTC
Description of problem:

When wxMaxima is started there's statusbar text "Maxima started. Waiting for connection" and if command (e.g. 1+1;) is run there will be error popup "Not connected to Maxima!"

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start wxMaxima
2. Input 1+1;
3. Press Ctrl+R
Actual results:
Error popup "Not connected to Maxima!"

Expected results:

Additional info:
Tested in freshly installed FC13 with latest updates.

Comment 1 Cassio 2010-08-20 00:07:05 UTC
I'm getting the same problem. Some time ago wxmaxima was working for me. This must have come with some update.

Running vanilla maxima on the terminal gives me the following error (which should be what is blocking wxmaxima also):

   Cannot find #P"ext-formats:unidata.bin", so unicode support is not available
   [Condition of type SIMPLE-ERROR]

  0: [CONTINUE] Continue anyway
  1: [ABORT   ] Skip remaining initializations.

Debug  (type H for help)

Source: Error finding source: 
Error in function DEBUG::GET-FILE-TOP-LEVEL-FORM:  Source file no longer exists:

apparently print.lisp is needed but is not being found.

Comment 2 Ted 2010-09-21 01:59:25 UTC
I had the same problem (same error messages):

$ wxmaxima
(doesn't work)
$ rm ~/.wxMaxima
$ wxmaxima
$ (cd; ls .wxMaxima) #hides my user name
ls: cannot access .wxMaxima: No such file or directory
$ > .wxMaxima
$ wxmaxima
(broken again)

also, after each time wxmaxima doesn't work, I need to killall lisp, or else it keeps reading from the terminal and printing text while I type

Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2010-09-25 15:18:25 UTC
For those of you experiencing this, please provide output of the following:

rpm -q --whatprovides maxima-runtime

Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2010-09-25 15:20:29 UTC
And, if it's not the default maxima-runtime-sbcl, please

yum install maxima-runtime-sbcl

and see if the problem is still reproducible.

(and if you've purposely not used the default runtime here, please share why you've done so ... else I'll consider simply removing support for the problematic non-default lisp runtimes),

Comment 5 Ted 2010-09-25 16:31:52 UTC
I forgot to update you guys: I used rpm and figured out that yum installed maxima-runtime-cmucl, instead of maxima-runtime-sbcl. I was reminded to update this bug report by the email from the previois comment.

Comment 6 Juhamatti Niemelä 2010-09-26 08:26:56 UTC
At the time when I reported this, installing wxmaxima with yum install wxmaxima installed maxima-runtime-cmucl instead of sbcl one.

Installing maxima-runtime-sbcl seems to fix this issue.

Comment 7 Cassio 2010-09-26 18:17:50 UTC
Installing maxima-runtime-sbcl also fixes the issue for me. When I installed maxima I didn't choose any optional environment, so I guess the default one is causing problems. However, some time ago the default (cmucl?) runtime was working just fine for me. I think this issue was introduced during some update to the packages.

Comment 8 Jussi Eloranta 2010-10-12 05:16:03 UTC
This one bit me as well - can someone fix the default dependency to sbcl rather than cmucl? (and perhaps fix the cmucl version)

Comment 9 Rex Dieter 2010-10-12 13:41:51 UTC
The default install *should* get sbcl ... I do on my x86_64 box anyway (maybe i686 behaves differently), but we don't enforce this via any hard dependency.  Perhaps we should, to be on the safe side.

Comment 10 Rex Dieter 2010-10-17 19:23:58 UTC
I reproducibly installed maxima-runtime-sbcl by default on a f13 i686 box too.

Adjusting component, summary.

I'll try to investigate maxima-runtime-cmucl shortcomings, and possibly drop it if no better resolution can be found.

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Comment 13 Pitam 2011-09-25 03:20:01 UTC

Add this to ~/.wxMaxima:


and it works!

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