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I tried to install Pythonika on my Ubuntu 14.04 (64) with python 2.7.6. I follow Salem's answer, but there is some errors. The Makefile.linux

# Set the paths according to your MathLink Developer Kit location.
# (The paths should not contain whitespaces)

MATHEMATICA_INSTALL_DIR = /usr/local/Wolfram/Mathematica/10.0
MLINKDIR = ${MATHEMATICA_INSTALL_DIR}/SystemFiles/Links/MathLink/DeveloperKit

SYS = Linux-x86-64
CADDSDIR = ${MLINKDIR}/${SYS}/CompilerAdditions


MPREP = "${CADDSDIR}/mprep"
MCC = "${CADDSDIR}/mcc"

# Modify the following for Python versions other than 2.6

# Path to the Python includes (modify according to Python version)

PYTHONIKA = Pythonika

# libstdc++ and librt are, apparently, needed for correct compilation under Linux
# with libMLi3 statically linked
##     Ununtu 14.04 
LIBS = -L${LIBDIR} ${LIBDIR}/libML64i3.a -lstdc++ -lpthread -lm -lrt -    lpython${PYTHON_VERSION_MAJOR}.${PYTHON_VERSION_MINOR}

all : Pythonika

Pythonika: ${PYTHONIKA}.o ${PYTHONIKA}tm.o



clean :

The error is

cc -I/usr/local/Wolfram/Mathematica/10.0/SystemFiles/Links/MathLink/DeveloperKit/Linux-x86-64/CompilerAdditions -I/usr/include/python2.7/ Pythonika.o Pythonikatm.o -L/usr/local/Wolfram/Mathematica/10.0/SystemFiles/Links/MathLink/DeveloperKit/Linux-x86-64/CompilerAdditions        /usr/local/Wolfram/Mathematica/10.0/SystemFiles/Links/MathLink/DeveloperKit/Linux-x86-64/CompilerAdditions/libML64i3.a -lstdc++ -lpthread -lm -lrt -lpython2.7 -o Pythonika
Pythonikatm.o: In function `MLAnswer':
Pythonikatm.c:(.text+0xba8): undefined reference to `MLWaitForLinkActivity'
/usr/local/Wolfram/Mathematica/10.0/SystemFiles/Links/MathLink/DeveloperKit/Linux-x86-64/CompilerAdditions/libML64i3.a(mluuid.cpp.o): In function `MathLink::MLUUID::stringRepresentation() const':
mluuid.cpp:(.text+0x7e): undefined reference to `uuid_unparse_upper'
/usr/local/Wolfram/Mathematica/10.0/SystemFiles/Links/MathLink/DeveloperKit/Linux-x86-64/CompilerAdditions/libML64i3.a(mluuid.cpp.o): In function `MathLink::MLUUID::operator=(std::basic_string<char, std::char_traits<char>, MathLink::MLStdAllocator<char> > const&)':
mluuid.cpp:(.text+0xd4): undefined reference to `uuid_parse'
/usr/local/Wolfram/Mathematica/10.0/SystemFiles/Links/MathLink/DeveloperKit/Linux-x86-64/CompilerAdditions/libML64i3.a(mluuid.cpp.o): In function `MathLink::MLUUID::MLUUID(std::basic_string<char, std::char_traits<char>, MathLink::MLStdAllocator<char> > const&)':
mluuid.cpp:(.text+0x17b): undefined reference to `uuid_parse'
/usr/local/Wolfram/Mathematica/10.0/SystemFiles/Links/MathLink/DeveloperKit/Linux-x86-64/CompilerAdditions/libML64i3.a(mluuid.cpp.o): In function `MathLink::MLUUID::MLUUID()':
mluuid.cpp:(.text+0x227): undefined reference to `uuid_generate'
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
make: *** [Pythonika] Error 1
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What error(s) did you get while installing? – M.Tarun Sep 27 '13 at 13:56
@M.Tarun I even cannot find the file to install, so no error. Thanks! – Eden Harder Sep 27 '13 at 14:45
@M.Tarun Thanks! I download the first file but cannot open it. And the rest files may be not for Ubuntu. – Eden Harder Sep 28 '13 at 1:50
@EdenHarder Have you solved your problem? – Salem Apr 18 '14 at 12:14

None of the compiled versions available match your OS/arch, so you will need to compile it by yourself. Roughly, you need to follow those steps:

  • Install the building tools

    $ sudo apt-get install build-essential subversion python-dev
  • Get the source code:

    $ svn checkout pythonika-src
    $ cd pythonika-src
  • Edit the file Makefile.linux and check the path in MATHEMATICA_INSTALL_DIR is correct. Also you will need to change PYTHON_VERSION_MINOR to "7" (if you are using the python version installed by default).

  • Compile it

    $ make -f Makefile.linux

If everything went well, you should have a file named Pythonika inside that folder. If you get any error, update your question with the errors you get.

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Mat says: "I get following error on Ubuntu 12: sudo make -f Makefile.linux cc -c Pythonika.c -I/usr/local/Wolfram/M[...] /bin/sh: 1: /usr/local/Wolfram/Mathematica/9.0/SystemFiles/Links/MathLink/DeveloperKit/Linux‌​/CompilerAdditions/mprep: not found make: *** [Pythonikatm.o] Error 127 – MadMike Nov 7 '13 at 5:50
@MadMike Well it seems you don't have Mathematica or MathLink installed, or it is installed somewhere else. See if this helps:… – Salem Nov 7 '13 at 19:17

You have to install uuid-dev package. You can do so by executing this command in Terminal (to launch Terminal do CRTL + ALT + T):

sudo apt-get install uuid-dev

And say in Makefile.linux file that you need the library To do that, edit the file and add -luuid to the line:

LIBS = -L${LIBDIR} ${LIBDIR}/libML64i3.a -lstdc++ -lpthread -lm -lrt -lpython${PYTHON_VERSION_MAJOR}.${PYTHON_VERSION_MINOR}

So you should have something like this:

LIBS = -L${LIBDIR} ${LIBDIR}/libML64i3.a -lstdc++ -luuid -lpthread -lm -lrt -lpython${PYTHON_VERSION_MAJOR}.${PYTHON_VERSION_MINOR}

That's all.

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