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Re: help octave forge

From: Paul Kienzle
Subject: Re: help octave forge
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 06:58:18 -0500
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Luke Scharf wrote:
On Thu, 2003-03-27 at 19:30, Matt Wesley wrote:
I'm new to Linux and Octave and have been trying to install the octave-forge 
package. During make it gives a large number of various errors and it 
aborts. As far as I know I have followed the instructions correctly. If 
anyone would like to help me out in this one I'd be very grateful.

I had a similar problem.  There were two issues:

        1. Get the right version of octave-forge.  Each release of
        octave-forge is for a specific version of Octave.  It's noted on
        the page, but it took me a couple of downloads to get it
        right... :-)
A CVS snapshot should compile for 2.1.36 and up.
Perhaps it is worth making a new release for this.
        2. Instead of "make", use "make -k".  this will continue if
        something won't compile, and skip the functions/modules that
        don't compile.  I did this and the functions I wanted worked.
This is probably worth doing by default, assuming a
suitable message is printed at the end, preferably
saying which functions didn't build.  Feel free to send
a patch.

Paul Kienzle

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