Installing Mathematica on Linux

Won't Launch - "libfontconfig.so undefined symbol"

This is because Mathematica ships with some weird libraries. I'm not sure why this fix works, but it does. Delete the following (assuming that Mathematica is installed to the default dir):

rm -rf /usr/local/Wolfram/Mathematica/{VERSION}/SystemFiles/Libraries/Linux-x86-64/zlib*

rm -rf /usr/local/Wolfram/Mathematica/{VERSION}/SystemFiles/Libraries/Linux-x86-64/*freetype*