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Re: compiling in linux...

From: Ketil Froyn
Subject: Re: compiling in linux...
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 1999 00:57:32 +0100 (MET)

On Sun, 31 Oct 1999, Adam Balgach wrote:

> in the Octave-Install said that is all i need to do.  now when
> i try and run octave (by typing in "octave") i get that the file isnt
> found.  so im thinking that i probably missed an important step
> somewhere. what else should i do to get it to work? thanks.

Disclaimer: I'm assuming you are using bash.

I can imagine you don't have /usr/local/bin in your path. Try writing:
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/bin
on the commandline, and then try running octave again. If it works, add
the line to your profile (~/.bash_profile or /etc/profile if you want to
do this for all users).

BTW: if you are going to be compiling programs yourself, you might as well
add /usr/local/lib to your /etc/ right away if it's not already

> ps. should i try installing it as a user? or as root like i was? thanks.

As root is normal, but I'm sure you could install it as a user as well if
you really wanted to (though I don't really see why).

Ketil Froyn                             The probability of someone
University of Oslo                      watching you is proportional
Norway                                  to the stupidity of your action.

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