Firstly, my apologies if my question has been answered elsewhere. I have browsed the forums but couldn't find anything relevant.
My problem is this: I'm trying to install maple-10 on a linux machine which is running Linux From Scratch. (What this means is that it's a linux which I compiled myself and so is not one of the supported distributions.) When I run the installation script the Java VM which is distributed with maple is unpacked and seems to be fine. However, my linux was compiled with NPTL and so when the installer checks for the type of threading it decides that the VM and the threading model are incompatible. It therefore sets the variable LD_ASSUME_LINUX=yes and uses this hack to try and get around it. But when this happens the installation program cannot load any shared libraries because this hack breaks the linker.
So, my questions are:
1) Is there a way to tell the installer not to use the bundled VM, but to use a pre-installed one?
2) Is there any other way of getting Maple installed that I have not thought of (other than changing to a supported disto ;o) )
3) Does anyone know if Maplesoft are ever going to update the version of Java which they bundle to one that does not conflict with NPTL?