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Re: Octave 2.9.9 + Octave-Forge 2006.07.09 on x86 MAC OS X 10.4.8 Tiger

From: Marius Schamschula
Subject: Re: Octave 2.9.9 + Octave-Forge 2006.07.09 on x86 MAC OS X 10.4.8 Tiger
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 12:52:53 -0600


Beside the install technique, there also is the difference of g95 vs. gfortran. HMUG's octave 2.9.9 uses g95 from If those libraries are not present there will be dylib linking errors.

On Dec 16, 2006, at 12:20 PM, Joe Koski wrote:


First, I am not a developer, but rather an octave user. I have a "built from

source" octave-2.9.9 installed on my Mac G5 with OS X 10.4.8. I am using

(with some patches) octave-forge-2006.07.09, and it does everything that I

need, but it is not completely functional, especially in some image related

areas. Octave is currently in a transition period waiting for a new

octave-forge package system, and some improvements to the gnuplot interface,

so some special temporary measures are probably in order.

As I recall, the HMUG installer is different from the HPC installer.

Basically, the HMUG installer is the "sudo make install" portion of the

octave-forge build, while the HPC installer copies the binary structure from

a tar file into /usr/local. The HMUG approach is more dependent on what else

is installed on the machine (libraries, etc.), so I'm not surprised that

they two approaches are not completely compatible.

My suggestion for an interim solution, assuming that you have Xcode-2.4

Developer Tools installed, would be to install gfortran from the HPC site

and attempt to build octave-forge-2006.07.09. If mkoctfile functions

properly, you should be able to build and install a compatible octave-forge.

Once it is working properly, the octave-forge build only takes a few


Otherwise, the fallback is to go back to octave-2.1.73 and it's associated

octave-forge from Fink or MacPorts until octave is through the transition.

Any other ideas?




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