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Re: Problems "Import"ing with Mathematica running Unbuntu

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  • Subject: [mg115454] Re: Problems "Import"ing with Mathematica running Unbuntu
  • From: Simon <simonjtyler at>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 06:59:33 -0500 (EST)
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Hi Mark,

I'm running Mathematica 7.01 in Ubuntu 10.10 and your Import["http://"] command works fine.
I don't think I've had any troubles with it in the last few versions
of Ubuntu or Mathematica...

Do other commands that require internet connection such as
GraphData["PappusGraph"] work?

I guess that you've read through

I hope you get the problem sorted,


On Jan 11, 4:34 pm, Mark Coleman <markspcole... at> wrote:
> Greetings,
> We are running Mathematica v7.01 Linux x86 (64-bit) using Ubuntu 10.4. Th=
> installation works fine, with one puzzling exception. The Import[]
> command fails when I attempt to import from a web page (or any web
> source external to my server). The identical code works fine on
> Windows and OS X. More precisely, it returns a Null result that the
> Import command  (e.g., Import["";] ) attempts to
> interpret.  I get a similar error when I attempt to access Google Maps
> web services, again using code that has worked flawlessly on Windows
> and OS X.
> I'm curious if anyone else on MathGroup has encountered a similar
> problem under their Linux installs? I'm speculating there that is an
> issue under Ubuntu, with accessing (or perhaps finding) WRI's web
> services libraries. Other have told their Linux installs do not
> exhibit this problem, leading me to think it might be Ubuntu-specific.
> We've tried multiple clean re-installations, but the problem persists.
> Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
> Cheers,
> Mark

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