[Maxima] Broken TeXmacs interface with 5.9.3 in Debian sid.
Andrey G. Grozin
A.G.Grozin at inp.nsk.su
Wed Jul 12 21:18:12 CDT 2006
On Wed, 12 Jul 2006, Jordi Gutierrez Hermoso wrote:
> During a perhaps rash "aptitude dist-upgrade" in my Debian box, I
> updated to the development version 5.9.3 of Maxima that is currently
> in Debian's unstable branch, replacing the previous release, whatever
> number it may have been, which mysteriously doesn't seem to have been
> moved to the testing branch (I use a mixed testing/unstable system,
> with testing preferred).
> This has had the result that now my TeXmacs interface is borked:
> "Unsupported version of maxima: 5.9.3". And it truly doesn't work; any
> attempt to get TeXmacs to generate Maxima output simply hangs forever,
> and I have to xkill TeXmacs. :-( TeXmacs is also the latest version
> fron Debian unstable, so updating it seems out of the question.
> Any fixes, preferrably Debian-style? I would prefer to not circumvent
> APT, since package management tends to get messier when you do.
> However, if you do have another fix which may not be Debiany, I'm open
> to it.
Support for maxima-5.9.3 had been included into TeXmacs-22.214.171.124, which
appeared quite some time ago (later versions of TeXmacs are OK, too). So,
the easiest way is to upgrade your TeXmacs (sorry, I have no idea which
Debian packages are available and where). Alternatively, it's very easy to
fix this by hand: 5.9.3 does not differ from 5.9.2 from the interfacing
point of view, so, adding 5.9.3 to tn_maxima and maxima_detect in a way
which is equivalent to 5.9.2 will do the trick. However, the maxima
interface in TeXmacs >=126.96.36.199 also contains some (minor) bug fixes and
extensions, so, upgrade is preferable.
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