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Re: Installing Octave 2.9.9 on a Mac

From: Christian T. Steigies
Subject: Re: Installing Octave 2.9.9 on a Mac
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2006 19:49:27 +0100
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On Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 02:03:14PM +0100, Matthias Brennwald wrote:
> 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 
> Applications/Math/octave/octave-2.9.9-2-osx4-ppc.tar.gz and tried to  
> install it according to the instructions at 
> 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 
> 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?

I don't do OSX, but maybe you are just missing the readline _headers_? In
debian that would be libreadline5-dev or something similar.


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