#1859 Console Interrupt error in wxmaxima Ubuntu 9.10


I've installed maxima and wxmaxima in ubuntu 9.10
If i run maxima from terminal it seems ok but if I run wxmaxima I do not understand the reason why I haven't the prompt (%i1)
I ran bug_report(); and this is the answer:

Maxima encountered a Lisp error:
Console interrupt.
Automatically continuing.
To reenable the Lisp debugger set *debugger-hook* to nil.
The Maxima bug database is available at
Submit bug reports by following the 'Submit New' link on that page.
Please include the following build information with your bug report:
Maxima version: 5.17.1
Maxima build date: 14:31 7/13/2009
host type: x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
lisp-implementation-type: GNU Common Lisp (GCL)
lisp-implementation-version: GCL 2.6.7
The above information is also available from the Maxima function build_info().

Could you help me?
Thanks in advance


  • Dieter Kaiser

    Dieter Kaiser - 2009-12-29

    Thank you for your interest in Maxima.

    I am developing Maxima on Ubuntu 9.10 and I have no problems at all with Maxima or wxMaxima. I use various Lisp (CLISP, SBCL, ..) to compile and run Maxima.

    Unfortunately, there are a lot of problems with the Debian and Ubuntu packages of Maxima.

    Today, I have installed Maxima from the Ubuntu package. This is the version which is supported by the package management:

    (%i3) build_info();
    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

    What I can say is, that this package does not work. I get a lot of errors. Most of them are already reported on various mailing list. I think there are some workarounds to get it to work which are reported on a mailing list on Ubuntu.

    But all of these problems are not a problem of Maxima. It is a problem of the Debian and Ubuntu packages.

    It is a pitty, that the Ubuntu user only get a not working Maxima package which is out of date.

    The best what I can say is to get Maxima directly from sourceforge.net and to build it by yourself as long as we get a working Maxima package on Ubuntu too.

    Setting the status to pending and the resolution to "works for me".

    Dieter Kaiser

  • Dieter Kaiser

    Dieter Kaiser - 2009-12-29
    • status: open --> pending
  • Nobody/Anonymous

    In addition to Dieter's comments, you can also download and install a Maxima binary for Ubuntu from here:



  • Nobody/Anonymous

    • status: pending --> open
  • Dieter Kaiser

    Dieter Kaiser - 2010-01-02
    • status: open --> closed
  • Dieter Kaiser

    Dieter Kaiser - 2010-01-02

    Closing this bug report.
    Dieter Kaiser

  • Robert Dodier

    Robert Dodier - 2013-11-07
    • private: Yes --> No
    • Group: --> None

Log in to post a comment.

Get latest updates about Open Source Projects, Conferences and News.

Sign up for the SourceForge newsletter:

No, thanks