11.3. Installing Mathematica®

Dru Lavigne dru.lavigne at att.net
Thu Oct 10 22:15:53 UTC 2013

I downloaded the 30 day trial of Mathematica and surprise of surprises, the installation script "just works".

However, the executable fails with:

/usr/local/Wolfram/Mathematica/9.0/SystemFiles/FrontEnd/Binaries/Linux/Mathematica: error while loading shared libraries: libaspell.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

the choices on the system are:

locate libaspell.so.1

I've played around with some symlinks but haven't had any joy yet.

If someone has time to take a crack at it, instructions are here (section 11.3.1):


The download of Mathematica is ~1.8GB.



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