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## Installing Octave 2.9.9 on a Mac

**From**: |
Matthias Brennwald |

**Subject**: |
Installing Octave 2.9.9 on a Mac |

**Date**: |
Tue, 19 Dec 2006 14:03:14 +0100 |

Dear all,

`after the recent talk on the Octave help list about installing 2.9.9
``on Macs I thought I'd give it a try, too. Since it seems a less-than-
``optimal idea to combine the HPC binary with the HMUG version of
``Octave forge I tried the following:
`
1. Install the HMUG version of Octave 2.9.9.

`I downloaded the archive from http://www.hmug.org/pub/MacOS_X/BSD/
``Applications/Math/octave/octave-2.9.9-2-osx4-ppc.tar.gz and tried to
``install it according to the instructions at http://www.hmug.org/pub/
``MacOS_X/BSD/Applications/Math/octave/README.octave-2.9.9-2.osx4-
``ppc.html . That failed miserably:
`
Pizza:~/Desktop mbrennwa$ mv octave-2.9.9 /tmp
Pizza:~/Desktop mbrennwa$ sudo make install
Password:
Sorry, try again.
Password:
make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.
2. Compiling from sources.

`I downloaded the sources from ftp://ftp.octave.org/pub/octave/
``bleeding-edge/octave-2.9.9.tar.gz and tried to install it according
``to the instructions in INSTALL:
`
Pizza:~/Desktop/octave-2.9.9 mbrennwa$ ./configure
....lots of stuff here....
checking for rl_set_keyboard_input_timeout in -lreadline... no
configure: WARNING: I need GNU Readline 4.2 or later
configure: error: this is fatal unless you specify --disable-readline
I have readline installed from Fink.
Can someone help me sort this out?

`Also, what needs to happen to make Octave 2.9 appear on Fink? Fink is
``just way more convenient than the above...
`
Matthias
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Matthias Brennwald
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**Installing Octave 2.9.9 on a Mac**,
*Matthias Brennwald* **<=**
**Re: Installing Octave 2.9.9 on a Mac**, *Joe Koski*, `2006/12/19`
**Re: Installing Octave 2.9.9 on a Mac**, *Matthias Brennwald*, `2006/12/19`
**Re: Installing Octave 2.9.9 on a Mac**, *Joe Koski*, `2006/12/19`
**Re: Installing Octave 2.9.9 on a Mac**, *Paul Kienzle*, `2006/12/19`
**Re: Installing Octave 2.9.9 on a Mac**, *John W. Eaton*, `2006/12/19`
**Re: Installing Octave 2.9.9 on a Mac**, *Matthias Brennwald*, `2006/12/20`
**Re: Installing Octave 2.9.9 on a Mac**, *Carlo de Falco*, `2006/12/20`

**Installing Octave 2.9.9 on a Mac**, *John W. Eaton*, `2006/12/19`
**Re: Installing Octave 2.9.9 on a Mac**, *Christian T. Steigies*, `2006/12/19`