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Re: building octave 2.9.5 on Tiger

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: Re: building octave 2.9.5 on Tiger
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2006 12:38:04 -0400

On 24-Jun-2006, John Swensen wrote:

| Daniel Oberhoff wrote:
| > Hi,
| >
| > Yes, I do have aquaterm, and gnuplot by itself is totally ok, but I 
| > really think that gnuplot is not the problem, there are no complaints 
| > about gnuplot not working, its just that octave cannot invoke some 
| > functions defined in oct files, __gnuplot_plot___ happens to be one of 
| > them. Btw, even if I use X I can run from a non-x terminal by 
| > exporting DISPLAY=:0.0 and starting X manually before running any 
| > gnuplot stuff.
| >
| > Daniel
| >
| Daniel,
| I remember seeing a similar problem when I was messing around with 2.95+ 
| on my PowerMac.  I was using the fink compiler, so it isn't an artifact 
| of using the Apple compiler.  In my case, it was a problem of startup 
| files not being run properly.  This was a while ago, so I don't remember 
| very well, but it seems like whatever scripts went through and aliased 
| function names to OCT files were messed up.  This made it so min, max, 
| and gnuplot stuff didn't work.  It may have been a problem of me having 
| 2 sets of startup files; one in /usr/local/* for an older CVS version 
| and one in /opt/* for the 295+ CVS version and for some reason it was 
| finding the older startup scripts. 

Yes, I think there was a bug in one of the Makefiles in 2.9.5 which
caused the install target to miss a few files.  I don't remember the
details, but this problem is fixed in 2.9.6, which at this point is
what I would recommend you try instead of 2.9.5 if you want to work
with Octave 2.9.x.


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