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== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
Maple is proprietary software produced by Maplesoft and requires a license to obtain, install, and activate. Arch is not officially supported. Installing is quite hard.
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Maple is proprietary software produced by Maplesoft and requires a license to obtain, install, and activate. Arch is not officially supported, but the installer provided by Maplesoft may work in some cases.
  
 
== Installation ==
 
== Installation ==
  
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Maplesoft provides an installer script that may work on some Arch Linux installations. Make sure that you have a working [[Java]] installation before beginning.  
  
Bought the license with the help from my university for €40. Installation worked out, the first problem occurred while activation. Contacted user support and they send me the license.dat file. (Their script didn't work out with arch linux or as they say with OpenJdk java. I should rather try out Oracle's java.)
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After purchasing your license, [http://www.maplesoft.com/support/downloads/ download] the appropriate Maple release package and unpack it in a location of your choosing. Open a terminal, change to the directory in which you unpacked the files, and run the installer script as a normal user. Installing the program's files inside of a user's home directory is the default option, and allows for easy removal of all components at a later time.  
Right now Maple is installed and activated but there's still a problem: Maple cannot connect to my kernel. Still waiting for the reply.
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Once the package is installed, you will need to provide a license activation code. This should have been included in your installation archive.
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== Issues ==
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=== "Failed to determine Host ID of license server"  ===
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In order to get Maple to accept your activation code, you may need to install the [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/ld-lsb/ ld-lsb] package from the AUR. This will fake a standard Linux standard base runtime and convince the authentication server to accept your valid activation code. The [https://www.archlinux.org/packages/community/any/lsb-release/ lsb-release] package does not solve this issue, as the [http://www.maplesoft.com/support/Faqs/detail.aspx?sid=32610 MapleSoft installation support site] might lead one to believe.

Revision as of 19:10, 28 May 2015

From the official website:

Maple is a high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualization, and programming. Using Maple, you can analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models and applications. The language, tools, and built-in math functions enable you to explore multiple approaches and reach a solution faster than with spreadsheets or traditional programming languages, such as C/C++ or Java.

Overview

Maple is proprietary software produced by Maplesoft and requires a license to obtain, install, and activate. Arch is not officially supported, but the installer provided by Maplesoft may work in some cases.

Installation

Maplesoft provides an installer script that may work on some Arch Linux installations. Make sure that you have a working Java installation before beginning.

After purchasing your license, download the appropriate Maple release package and unpack it in a location of your choosing. Open a terminal, change to the directory in which you unpacked the files, and run the installer script as a normal user. Installing the program's files inside of a user's home directory is the default option, and allows for easy removal of all components at a later time.

Once the package is installed, you will need to provide a license activation code. This should have been included in your installation archive.

Issues

"Failed to determine Host ID of license server"

In order to get Maple to accept your activation code, you may need to install the ld-lsb package from the AUR. This will fake a standard Linux standard base runtime and convince the authentication server to accept your valid activation code. The lsb-release package does not solve this issue, as the MapleSoft installation support site might lead one to believe.