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Re: Config problem with BLAS lib

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: Re: Config problem with BLAS lib
Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2007 13:09:29 -0500

On  9-Nov-2007, John wrote:

| On Friday 09 November 2007 09:07, you wrote:
| > On  9-Nov-2007, John wrote:
| > | I use an alias to invoke "run-octave", using "octave" on the command
| > | line.
| >
| > Why would you do that?  It would make more sense to install Octave
| > with "make install" and then add $bindir to your PATH (if it is not
| > already there).  The run-octave script is really only intended to be
| > used for testing Octave before it is installed.
| >
| > jwe
| Hello,
| Thank you for the information. I just checked octave's Makefile, and there is 
| an "uninstall" target. So I will "make install", and "make uninstall" when 
| Octave 3.0 is released. Very interesting program, by the way!

I'm not sure how useful uninstall targets are, since I would be that
most people wipe out the sources after they install anyway.

If you are concerned about being able to uninstall everything, I would
recommend using precompiled packages.  Isn't there one for your

If you want to compile from source, then a good way to build Octave
that allows for everything to be easily removed is to configure with
something like


Since everything is installed below this directory, uninstalling is as
simple as

  rm -rf /usr/local/octave/2.9.16

Installing this way also allows you to have multiple versions
installed simultaneously with no conflicts.

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