[Maxima] Maxima: Running Maxima 5.9 on amd64
Harald.Geyer at gmx.at
Tue Jun 26 08:03:44 CDT 2007
I'm not sure I really understand what you did.
> I have been using Maxima 5.9 very nicely on a suse linux 9.2 32 bit system
> where the hard disk crashed a few days ago.
5.9.0 is really really old. If you switch to a newer version
(latest is 5.12.0) you will be stunned by all the new features ... ;)
> I had backed up the whole Maxima installation on a suse 10.1 64 bit system
> which I am now trying to use. However, Maxima does not start with the
> following error message:
Are you sure you made a backup from the whole installation?
What's the point of making a backup of something, you can reinstall anytime
anyway? How did you identify which files belong to maxima?
> /home/cfrangos> maxima
> /usr/lib64/clisp/base/lisp.run: initialization file
> `/home/apps/lib/maxima/5.9.0/binary-clisp/maxima.mem' was not created by this
> version of CLISP runtime
Well, this error message suggests that you are using the backuped version
of maxima.mem, but not the backuped version of lisp.run. If you look at
the path you see, that one lives in /home/apps/ (seems to be your backup)
and the other lives in /usr/lib64/ (which sure belongs to the system.
I don't know if 32-bit lisp images will run on 64-bit systems at all.
If they do, you most likely will experience trouble at some point.
> Any advice on what to do would be appreciated - thanks very much.
You best get the sources of the maxima version, you want to use and
compile it on the system, on which you want to use maxima. Then copy
all your personal maxima files to the new system. They still should
work without modifications.
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