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I have installed Mathematica 9 on Ubuntu 13.10. I was wondering how the program updates itself? There is no repository for Mathematica visible in the Software Center. I am just asking out of interest.

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How did you install it? –  dobey Jan 10 at 18:54
    
I downloaded the "Mathematica 9.0.1 LINUX.sh"-file and executed it and just followed the installation routine. –  Spießbürger Jan 10 at 19:41

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Mathematica is a proprietary application and not part of Ubuntu, and not available on the Ubuntu store. If it provides updates to itself, it does it completely outside the realm of the Ubuntu archive and packaging framework. You didn't install it using that framework, so there's no reason it would be updated through it.

If you want specific details about how it works, you should contact Wolfram for support on the product.

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Now that I read it, that sounds very reasonable. Thanks! –  Spießbürger Jan 10 at 21:32

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