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Re: Octave on Condor
Re: Octave on Condor
Thu, 19 Apr 2007 19:11:46 +0100
| My main question is - is it possible to compile Octave for Condor
| if so how does one go about doing that? I've tried just sticking
| condor_compile gcc and g++ in CC and CXX etc. But this doesn't seem
| to work very well.
Various minor problems - the pic directory is not created etc. But
after getting over these, the octave binary will not link - there are
literally hundreds and hundreds of linker errors stating that
functions are not defined. I've tried adding various things to the
paths and altering it but same result.
Is the problem something to do with Octave or is it a problem with
Condor? Maybe someone on the Condor help list could be of more
I *think* its not really a Condor problem - my guess is that there
are quite a number of complexities in compiling Octave for Condor
since Octave is a pretty big compilation anyway thats even before you
put it near Condor!
I have posted to Condor user list, awaiting response at the moment.
Also, I've always found it quite strange that Condor is apparently
distributed with some variant of a free software license (though not
but the source does not seem to be publicly available:
At this time we do not distribute source code publicly, but instead
consider requests on a case-by-case basis. If you need the source
code, please e-mail us at ADDRESS explaining why, and we'll get back
So is it really free (libre) software? Could someone get the sources
for Condor by asking (case by case basis) and then redistributed them
under the terms of the Condor Public License (wihout requiring further
I found this a bit weird as well, I've seen discussions on the Condor
mailing list - I think part of the reason is the code is absolutely
massive in places and I think they have varying levels of
documentation. Getting it all documented and converted to sutiable
coding styles etc will probably take a huge amount of time. I haven't
asked for the code - its bad enough configuring the binary let alone
the build script!
Thanks for replying, any tips/advice you've got on the above would be
most useful! If we get all this sorted, I'd like to investigate the
possibility of hosting the compiled binary on the net somewhere so
other Condor users can get hold of it. I think it could be a good way
of getting some MATLAB users to move to Octave.