wxMaxima crashes under Big Sur 11.2.1

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Sun Feb 14 07:12:52 UTC 2021

On Feb 13, 2021, at 11:33, Murray Eisenberg wrote:

> Without complaint, wxMaxima @20.04.0_0 installed (after maxima @5.43.2_12+xmaxima and gnuplot @5.4.1_2+aquaterm+luaterm+pangocairo+qt+wxwidgets+x11) under macOS Big Sur 11.2.1 using MacPorts 2.6.99 and Xcode CLT 12.4.
> Although the command-line maxima works, if I try to open /Applications/MacPorts/wxMaxima.app, the app immediately crashes.
> Perhaps this is related to https://trac.macports.org/ticket/61933. 
> But exactly what log file should I provide? I examined the wxMaxima_2021002-13-xxxx.crash file in ~/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports but find no “rootless” line there.

I'm not sure what "rootless8" mentioned in that ticket refers to. Maybe it is the name of the user's computer. Probably irrelevant.

If you want to provide your crash log, you can do that, but it sounds like we already figured out what the problem is.

Per the mailing list thread mentioned in that ticket, I think the problem is an install_name_tool bug in Xcode 12.2. I don't know if the problem remains in Xcode 12.4. If you did not build wxWidgets from source, you can try doing that and see if it fixes the problem. Let us know whether or not that fixed it. If 12.4 didn't fix the bug, then a workaround is given in the mailing list thread linked in that ticket.

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