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Re: TRY AGAIN, error running Maple 7 on Fedora 10



On Sun, 05 Jul 2009 21:04:40 -0400
"William M. Quarles" <walrus bellsouth net> wrote:

> OK, I wasn't able to get enough attention or help the first time I 
> posted about this error, so I am trying again.
> 
> I installed Maple 7 on my laptop running Fedora 10. Maple 7 is
> somewhat old now (original release in 2001), and it takes some
> tweaking with Fedora 10 to work, but it should work. However, it is
> not.
> 
> The script that is used to open Maple in X-mode is found below,
> called "xmaple." The line "export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.1" is a tweak
> that I have had to add since Red Hat Linux 9 to get Maple 7 to work.
> The only other tweak that I have done is to install 
> compat-libgcc-296-2.96-135.i386 and
> compat-libstdc++-296-2.96-135.i386 from Fedora Core 5.
> 
> #####################################
> #!/bin/sh
> 
> # Copyright (c) 1993-2001 by Waterloo Maple Inc.
> # All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication prohibited.
> # Permission is granted to modify this file to be appropriate
> # for use at the installation for which Maple was purchased.
> 
> # This script runs Maple 7 with a Motif interface.
> 
> export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.1
> 
> case $0 in
>          */*)    exec `dirname $0`/maple -x $*
> 	;;
>          *)      exec maple -x $*
> 	;;
> esac
> ######################################
> 
> I get the following error message every time that I run the script:
> 
> [William quarlewm2 ~]$ xmaple
> dirname: error while loading shared libraries: libc.so.6: cannot open 
> shared object file: No such file or directory
> /usr/local/bin/xmaple: line 13: /maple: No such file or directory
> /usr/local/bin/xmaple: line 13: exec: /maple: cannot execute: No such 
> file or directory
> 
> I'm mainly concerned with the fact that when dirname is called, I get
> a shared library error. I'm also experiencing odd troubles with Wine,
> but I don't know if it is a similar root cause or not.
> 
> HELP PLEASE!
> 
> Thanks,
> William
> 
The dirname error is really the only error you are getting.  When it
fails, you are trying to run maple under the root directory, generating
the other errors.

On my F11 x86_64 system there is a libc.so.6 present in /lib but it is
a link to another library.
/lib/libc.so.6 -> libc-2.10.1.so

Do you have that link?  If you do, the library should be found as this
is a standard library directory that ldconfig will run on at startup.
It is also in /lib64 as the same link.

These same two links are present on my F10 x86_64 system, though to a
different base library.
/lib/libc.so.6 -> libc-2.9.so

Here are the dynamic library dependencies for dirname on my f11 x86_64.
[stan localhost ~]$ ldd /usr/bin/dirname
        linux-vdso.so.1 =>  (0x00007ffff87ff000)
        libc.so.6 => /lib64/libc.so.6 (0x0000003d64800000)
        /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x0000003d64400000)

I don't know if this would help, but could you run an old version of
Fedora in a virtual machine and run your maple session from there?  You
already know it works with old Fedora.  So your problem becomes one of
creating the virtual machine.  Many on this list have expertise at that
(I don't), but from reading this list it seems that VirtualBox is a
good way to start.


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