#1844 xmaxima breaks on Ubuntu 9.10

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nobody
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2009-12-25
2009-12-10
AKG
No

(%i1)
Maxima version: 5.17.1
Maxima build date: 14:9 7/13/2009
host type: i686-pc-linux-gnu
lisp-implementation-type: GNU Common Lisp (GCL)
lisp-implementation-version: GCL 2.6.7

Clicking on the first example in the tutorial results in:
%i2) Universal error handler called recursively (:ERROR NIL
CONDITIONS::CLCS-UNIVERSAL-ERROR-HANDLER
""
"Couldn't protect")
Universal error handler called recursively (:ERROR NIL
CONDITIONS::CLCS-UNIVERSAL-ERROR-HANDLER
"" "Couldn't protect")
Maxima encountered a Lisp error:

Error in CONDITIONS::CLCS-UNIVERSAL-ERROR-HANDLER [or a callee]: Caught fatal error [memory may be damaged]

Automatically continuing.
To reenable the Lisp debugger set *debugger-hook* to nil.
(%i3)
Other simple tasks deliver similar error messages. Wxmaxima also gives similar results.
This appears to be a problem introduced with Ubuntu 9.10. I didn't have a problem with 9.04. I removed and re-installed maxima and got the same results.

Discussion

  • Raymond Toy
    Raymond Toy
    2009-12-10

    • status: open --> pending
    • labels: --> Problem not in Maxima
     
  • Raymond Toy
    Raymond Toy
    2009-12-10

    This is a problem with the Ubuntu package and not with Maxima itself. Get Ubuntu to provide a working version.

     
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    • status: pending --> closed