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Bug 233849

Summary: maxima-runtime-gcl hangs without gcl installed
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Ross Hetherington <ross>
Component: maximaAssignee: Rex Dieter <rdieter>
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Ross Hetherington 2007-03-25 12:48:30 UTC
Description of problem:
Package `maxima' depends on `maxima-runtime-gcl' which should depend on `gcl'
but doesn't. So if `gcl' is not installed, then maxima doesn't work, and it
isn't clear why.

How reproducible: 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install maxima. maxima-runtime-gcl will be installed as a dependancy, but not
2. Attempt to run maxima. It will appear to run, but any attempt to run an
expression will fail.

Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2007-03-25 16:11:00 UTC

$rpm -q maxima gcl
package gcl is not installed

Maxima 5.11.0
Using Lisp GNU Common Lisp (GCL) GCL 2.6.7 (aka GCL)
Distributed under the GNU Public License. See the file COPYING.
Dedicated to the memory of William Schelter.
This is a development version of Maxima. The function bug_report()
provides bug reporting information.
(%i1) 1+1;

Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2007-03-25 16:12:05 UTC
(%o1) was truncated in my paste, should have been:
(%o1)                                  2

Could you provide an expression that doesn't work (for you)?

Comment 3 Ross Hetherington 2007-03-25 16:44:35 UTC
Even 1+1 doesn't work if I uninstall gcl:

(%i1) 1+1;

[no output: ctrl-c returns to shell]

Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2007-03-25 16:52:11 UTC
Hrm, so (for you).. maxima-runtime-gcl hangs without gcl installed, and works if
it is?

For giggles, what does the following commands output?
$ uname -a
$ rpm -q glibc gcl maxima-runtime-gcl

Comment 5 Ross Hetherington 2007-03-25 17:53:57 UTC
uname -a : Linux ******* 2.6.20-1.2933.fc6 #1 SMP Mon Mar 19
11:38:26 EDT 2007 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

rpm -q glibc gcl maxima-runtime-gcl:

Comment 6 Rex Dieter 2007-03-25 19:27:15 UTC
Bummer, I'll keep trying to reproduce (my box isn't smp, so I'll check that next).

Comment 7 Ross Hetherington 2007-03-25 20:03:48 UTC
Why is it that maxima-runtime-clisp depends on clisp, but maxima-runtime-gcl
doesn't depend on gcl?

Comment 8 Rex Dieter 2007-03-25 20:18:42 UTC
Differences in their implementations.  clisp-compiled items require a clisp
runtime, whereas gcl-compiled ones (apparently?) do not (but I could be mistaken
in this case, the jury is still out).

Comment 9 Rex Dieter 2007-06-13 11:56:43 UTC
maxima-5.12.0 has been pushed, does this new version behave better?

Comment 10 Ross Hetherington 2007-06-13 12:00:12 UTC
I got the update through yum, and I can confirm that the bug no longer appears
for me (still on fc6).

Comment 11 Rex Dieter 2007-06-13 12:03:31 UTC
yay, good news indeed.  happy maxima'ing!