Mathematica 4.2 and Mandrake 9.2

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg44795] Mathematica 4.2 and Mandrake 9.2*From*: Ronald Bruck <bruck at math.usc.edu>*Date*: Thu, 27 Nov 2003 11:38:19 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Oh, dear. I upgraded from Mandrake 9.0 to Mandrake 9.2--well, I completely reformatted the drives and installed fresh, I don't trust updaters--then reinstalled Mathematica 4.2, and... All I get are segmentation faults. (When I execute "math", the command-line version, I do get a copyright notice, THEN a segmentation fault.) I remember having trouble when upgrading to 9.0: the utility "uncompress" isn't in Mandrake, and the Mathematica installer uses it. Finding it STILL isn't in Mandrake (how stupid of MandrakeSoft--it's a heritage UNIX app and SHOULD be in every U**X distribution) I installed it in /bin (then had to do the whole thing over again, because I forgot to make it executable). Doesn't change Mathematica's mind. The installer runs without error messages, but the program still segfaults when I try to start it. Any ideas what could be wrong and how to fix it? A library name change, n'est-ce pas? --Ron Bruck