#422 Texmacs craches after launching a Maxima session


Using Cygwin, MikTex.

Texmacs craches after launching a Maxima session.

Many warnings and errors come in the buffer, then the
application crashed (so I cannot read what was in the

On the console, the following output:

TeXmacs] Launching 'tm_maxima'

Fatal error: bad url in 'complete'
See file : url.cpp


  • Vadim V. Zhytnikov

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    This is not Maxima bug its is known TeXmacs bag/feature.

    When TeXmacs starts it tries to locate maxima_toc.html using
    tree methods (take a look in init_texmacs.cpp):

    1) Loosk in several predefined places.

    2) Parses maxima wrapper script trying to find value to
    MAXIMA_DIRECTORY environment variable.

    3) Looks for maxima_toc.html using locate command.

    If none of 1-3 works then maxima will not start under
    TeXmacs with "bad url" message. Unfortunately often this is
    the case
    since 1) refers to 5.9.0 (not; 2) presently
    there is no MAXIMA_DIRECTORY in the maxima script and in
    general this method will not work on Windows; 3) locate is
    not installed or locate database is out of date.

  • Robert Dodier

    Robert Dodier - 2006-03-26
    • status: open --> closed
  • Robert Dodier

    Robert Dodier - 2006-03-26

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    Closing this report since it is already marked "won't fix"
    and most recent comment says it is a TeXmacs bug.


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