[Scilab-users] Scilab 5.5.2 on macOS High Sierra

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[Scilab-users] Scilab 5.5.2 on macOS High Sierra

Hello Mac users,

As Scilab 5.5.2 requires a Java 1.5 install, we need to make it think it has one.

Here are steps to run Scilab 5.5.2 on High Sierra:

  • open a terminal (found in Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal)
  • note the path returned by:
  • /usr/libexec/java_home
  • in my case it returns /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_102.jdk/Contents/Home so in the following commands, replace it with your path. Run the following commands (you'll need sudo rights):

  • sudo ln -s /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_102.jdk/ /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/1.5 # Make Java 1.5 point to our install
  • sudo mkdir -p /bundle/Libraries
  • sudo ln -s /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_102.jdk/Contents/Home/jre/lib/server/libjvm.dylib /bundle/Libraries/libserver.dylib # Make the requested libserver.dylib file point to our libjvm.dylib
  • at Scilab startup, click on Try Anyway when asked about the macOS version

Regarding Scilab 6, it is recommended to wait for the next Scilab release which simplifies the launch on High Sierra. Otherwise you may refer to http://bugzilla.scilab.org/show_bug.cgi?id=15307 for a workaround.

Best regards,

Development engineer
ESI Group - Scilab
99 rue des Solets - 94513 Rungis, France
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