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Re: upgraded to Fedora Core 3

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  • Subject: [mg54200] Re: upgraded to Fedora Core 3
  • From: D Herring <dherring at>
  • Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2005 00:21:30 -0500 (EST)
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> $ math
> Mathematica 4.1 for Linux
> Copyright 1988-2000 Wolfram Research, Inc.
>  -- Motif graphics initialized --
> Many other "Segmentation fault" results lead me to
> system-level incompatability. The MathKernel is still
> linking to and as it did for
> RedHat 7.0.
> I tried reinstalling Mathematica from scratch under the
> Fedora Core 3; it made no difference.
> Have any of you had difficulties with running Mathematica under
> Fedora? If so, were there any workarounds?

I suspect that Mathematica 4.1 was released before ever 
existed; thus without relinking the object files (which only Wolfram 
has), the shared library calls will always fail.  FWIW, Mathematica 5.1 
links this way on my system:

/opt/Mathematica/5.1/SystemFiles/Kernel/Binaries/Linux> ldd MathKernel =>  (0xffffe000) => /usr/lib/ (0x40029000) => /lib/ (0x40056000) => /lib/ (0x40079000) => /lib/ (0x400cb000) => /lib/ (0x400de000)
         /lib/ (0x40000000)

On your system, does and crew even exist?  Might there be a 
compatibility RPM to solve your problem?  I don't know RH that well; 
using Slack here.  On a long shot, you could try creating a symlink for (something like 'ln -s /lib/ /lib/'; 
check your current symlink), but I'm not sure that would work 
so well.

Then again, I could be totally misunderstanding what's happening.

Good luck,

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