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Re: gcc | Octave 2.1.4x | saga continues

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel
Subject: Re: gcc | Octave 2.1.4x | saga continues
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 11:36:44 -0600

> Sigh - another 'my distro is better than your distro' tangent. Who cares - 

Nonsense. You started it, continued to cite specific shortcomings of RH, 
also bashed SuSE and then threw Debian into the same boat.  Which is wrong,
especially in light of the context you provided.

> But, what you do point out is that Octave 'prefers' Debian. Fair enough - 


Octave has a successful ten-year history of compiling and building on virtually
every system remotely resembling a POSIX-like system, including newer versions
of Windows.  That includes an awe-inspiring number of workarounds due to various
levels of brokenness on some of those systems.

> At any rate, the point of this all is to figure out how to get 2.1.4x 
> running on a RH system (which does constitute a fair proportion of the 

Download a working copy of gcc  _from source_, build, install. Build 
Octave with that. Enjoy.

> distro market share). Pointing out that it 'works fine under Debian' is not 
> particularly helpful. Sounds vaguely like Micro$0ft techs telling me that 
> 'upgrading to XP is the solution to everything'. :-) 

You're quite the troll. 


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