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Re: Mathematica 6.0 not running in Fedora 7?


Pavel Pokorny wrote:
> Dear Mathematica friends
> 
> after installing Mathematica 6.0 in Fedora 7 (x86_64bit)
> I get the following error message when trying to run it:
> 
> [root@localhost mma]# math
> /usr/local/Wolfram/Mathematica/6.0/SystemFiles/Kernel/Binaries/Linux-x86-64/MathKernel: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
> 
> but I have
> /usr/lib64/libstdc++.so.6 -> libstdc++.so.6.0.8
> /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6 -> libstdc++.so.6.0.8
> 
> Is it safe to make a symlink form libstdc++.so.6 to libstdc++.so.5?
> 
> Any help appreciated.
> 

A quick google search turned up a FAQ [1] that says that they are 
incompatible so you need to install libstdc++ 5 separately.

[1] http://forums.introversion.co.uk/uplink/viewtopic.php?p=410884


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