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Re: Where is info? (was Re: Installing Octave for Window

From: John Fletcher
Subject: Re: Where is info? (was Re: Installing Octave for Window
Date: Thu, 13 May 1999 11:05:01 +0000

I am having problems with an existing B19/Octave installation 

viz. octave is missing info.

> Date:          Wed, 12 May 1999 19:26:35 -0400 (EDT)
> To:            address@hidden
> Subject:       Where is info? (was Re: Installing Octave for Windows 95)
> From:          Dirk Eddelbuettel <address@hidden>

>   John>  Does B20 have info in it?
> Not sure. I might have taken it from somewhere else, maybe Octave's site.
> I can send you mine from work it you want ...
> -- 
> According to the latest figures, 43% of all statistics are totally worthless.
Thank you.

I am finding this rather tedious.  The octave distribution does not 
have it, but octave needs it.  The B19 distribution doesn't have it.  
Evweryone in Unix land just has it, so they don't notice it is 
missing from the win32 world.

I have found a source distribution called texinfo which seems to have 
it.  I couldn't find a distribution with just info.

John Fletcher

P.S. In my opinion 101% of installation instructions do not contain 
sufficient information.  They assume information elsewhere, mainly in 
the reader's head, because it is in the writer's head.

Dr John P. Fletcher          Tel: (44) 121 359 3611 ext 4625
Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry (CEAC),
Aston University,            Fax: (44) 121 359 4094
Aston Triangle,              Email: address@hidden
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