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    Default Where is Scilab for Opensuse 12.3?

    I've been going potty trying to install scilab. Any plain English help would be appreciated (preferably not involving the terminal).
    System is 64 bit opensuse 12.3.

    First port of call was yast, but no sign of scilab.
    Second port of call to https://en.opensuse.org/Scilab - but all links to downloads are duff.
    Third port of call to scilab.org to download both source and 64bit linux options. But no instructions are provided in English, only impenetrable linux-ese.

    no help found in forums or more generally
    why is this so difficult?

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    Default Re: Where is Scilab for Opensuse 12.3?

    Quote Originally Posted by timtomtimtom View Post
    I've been going potty trying to install scilab. Any plain English help would be appreciated (preferably not involving the terminal).
    System is 64 bit opensuse 12.3.

    First port of call was yast, but no sign of scilab.
    Second port of call to https://en.opensuse.org/Scilab - but all links to downloads are duff.
    Third port of call to scilab.org to download both source and 64bit linux options. But no instructions are provided in English, only impenetrable linux-ese.

    no help found in forums or more generally
    why is this so difficult?
    Hi
    Contact the package maintainers (bug owners);
    https://build.opensuse.org/package/users/science/scilab

    Looks like it has some issues in building....
    https://build.opensuse.org/package/s...package=scilab
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    Default Re: Where is Scilab for Opensuse 12.3?

    Hi,

    I may be of some help I think as I installed Scilab 5.4.1 on my openSUSE 12.3 box from the official site download page.

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    Sorry, I read quickly and did see you preferably don't want command line involved... My post is unfortunately full of command lines.
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    Disclaimer: please verify each command line I give as some of them must be run as root, I had not time to test them and it's late where I am .

    You just need to download the *.tar.gz corresponding to your system architecture and decompress it to wherever you want it to be. Personally, if I want Scilab to be available to all the users I decompress it to /usr/local/SCILAB/scilab-x.y.z (where x, y and z are Scilab version numbers). If I want to be only available to me, I decompress it to ~/SCILAB/scilab-x.y.z.

    From here, I will call the path where you decompressed the archive SCIROOT. $SCIROOT/README_Unix gives you a (very) basic installation guide. What I will be describing next is based on the comments in the head of the $SCIROOT/bin/scilab script.

    After decompressing, you need to put the Scilab binaries into your path. I do this by making symbolic links to $SCIROOT/bin/scilab, $SCIROOT/bin/scilab-adv-cli, $SCIROOT/bin/scilab-cli, $SCIROOT/bin/scinotes and $SCIROOT/bin/xcos. You can do it with a Bash command like the following (with appropriate user privilege):
    Code:
    for execName in scilab scilab-adv-cli scilab-cli scinotes xcos
    do
    ln -s $SCIROOT/bin/$execName $BINPATH/$execName
    done
    Where $BINPATH is where you want the symbolic links to be, typically /usr/bin for a system wide install or ~/bin for one user only install.

    At this point you should already be able to launch Scilab from the command line:
    Code:
    $  scilab
    Here $ means that you should be in a simple (i.e non root) command prompt.

    If Scilab starts correctly, you should then do some cosmetics:
    1. Create desktop entries
    2. Add localizations
    3. Add MIME packages

    This is easier as it may appears... You just need to copy $SCIROOT/share into /usr/share for a system wide install:
    Code:
    #  cp -rvi $SCIROOT/share /usr
    Here # means you need to be root in order to run this command.

    For one user only install, I am less sure but I think that:
    Code:
    $  cp -rvi $SCIROOT/share ~/.local
    Should do the trick.

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    Default Re: Where is Scilab for Opensuse 12.3?

    Hi there,

    Shame the repos are broken, and it also puzzeling scilab is not in the Suse science repo.

    However, fear not: You can download a precompiled binary version which (should) have all the dependencies you need from the Scilab site. Minimal command line is needed.

    (In fact you can download the link with your browser, save and extract it with the GUI package extractor, navigate to the bin/scilab startup script with Dolphin and launch it from there if you prefer.)

    Code:
    wget http://www.scilab.org/download/5.4.1/scilab-5.4.1.bin.linux-x86_64.tar.gz
    tar zxvf scilab-5.4.1.bin.linux-x86_64.tar.gz 
    scilab-5.4.1/bin/scilab
    Or: scilab-5.4.1/bin/scilab-cli
    If it does not execute, post the errors and someone might be able to get you up and running.

    Cheers,
    LewsTherin

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    Default Re: Where is Scilab for Opensuse 12.3?

    Quote Originally Posted by timtomtimtom View Post
    First port of call was yast, but no sign of scilab.
    Second port of call to https://en.opensuse.org/Scilab - but all links to downloads are duff.
    Unfortunately we don't have enough manpower. If you want to have scilab in science repository, we need your help.

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    Default Re: Where is Scilab for Opensuse 12.3?

    Hi All,

    Scilab for Opensuse is here...

    I think that openSUSE Science repository is incomplete without Scilab. I have created a repository for Scilab-5.4.1 for openSUSE_12.3.

    You can start to use Scilab-5.4.1 to add my Scilab repository into your repo list with ZYPPER or yaST. Project home and Repo address as follow...

    Project Home: https://build.opensuse.org/project/show/home:ierturk:scilab
    Repository : http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/ierturk:/scilab/openSUSE_12.3/

    I hope it useful.

    Ibrahim ERTURK <ierturk [at] ieee.org>, <engineeringinsight.org>

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    Default Re: Where is Scilab for Opensuse 12.3?

    Hi,

    Scilab-5.4.1 can be installed by adding my repo scilab2014 for openSUSE-13.1 as follow
    Code:
    $sudo zypper ar  http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/ierturk:/scilab2014/openSUSE_13.1/ SCILAB2014
    OR

    by using YaST

    Installation was checked for KDE-4.11.3, openSUSE-13.1 x86_amd64

    Hope to it is useful.
    Ibrahim

    ierturk [at] ieee.org - http://www.progeltd.com

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