[MacPorts] #48152: wxMaxima will not launch unless explicitly called with "open" command

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Thu Jun 25 17:31:55 PDT 2015

#48152: wxMaxima will not launch unless explicitly called with "open" command
  Reporter:  m74z00219@…  |      Owner:  mk@…
      Type:  defect       |     Status:  new
  Priority:  Normal       |  Milestone:
 Component:  ports        |    Version:
Resolution:               |   Keywords:
      Port:  wxMaxima     |

Comment (by ryandesign@…):

 Replying to [comment:12 m74z00219@…]:
 > It simply doesn't execute; the output is "-bash: wxmaxima: command not

 Does /opt/local/bin/wxmaxima exist? I presume it doesn't. I downloaded the
 most recent pre-compiled binary of wxMaxima from our packages server and
 verified it does not contain such a file. Also, wxMaxima was last updated
 one year ago; it hasn't changed since then.

 Replying to [comment:14 m74z00219@…]:
 > IIRC, it last worked before following the advice to delete this* symlink
 /opt/local/share/aclocal/wxwin.m4 (#48152). Actually, this symlink seems
 to have returned.

 m4 files are used for building software; they are not related to running

 > Trying "port provides /opt/local/share/aclocal/wxwin.m4" returns
 "/opt/local/share/aclocal/wxwin.m4 is not provided by a MacPorts port."

 The message is correct; that file would not be provided by installing a
 MacPorts port; rather, it would be provided by running "sudo port select

 Replying to [comment:15 m74z00219@…]:
 > Yes, that would work; but something must have gone wrong with my
 macports installation since wxmaxima used to launch when invoking it
 simply with "wxmaxima."

 Does running
 work for you? Mojca said it didn't work for her, but if it works for you,
 perhaps you formerly had
 /Applications/MacPorts/wxMaxima.app/Contents/MacOS in your `PATH`.
 However, as we said above, that's not the normal way to run an OS X
 application. Use `open -a`.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.macports.org/ticket/48152#comment:16>
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