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Re: how to launch octave after fink install

From: Alexander Hansen
Subject: Re: how to launch octave after fink install
Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2018 09:31:54 -0800

> On Jan 5, 2018, at 22:24, fred73 <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> I installed octave on my Mac (High Sierra 10.13.2).
> I did that with the command:
> *  fink install octave-atlas-qtx11
> The installation took more than 20 hours, but eventually completed.
> But now I'm stuck with (extract from my Mac terminal window)
> $ pwd
> /sw2/bin
> $ octave
> -bash: octave: command not found
> note that my fink directory is sw2
> So here is my naive question(s):
> what do I do from here ?
> More packages to be installed ?
> scripts to be run ?
> Entries to be added to a path file ?
> Thanks for your help.
> Apologies if this post was already answered many times before. Just point me
> to the right place.
> I'm reasonably knowledgeable in octave, but a newbie in mac. Thanks for
> answering me with simple words, like if it were your grandmother :-)

It looks like you might not have run “/sw2/bin/” to set up your 
shell environment for Fink.  Do that, and start a new terminal window.  

Alexander Hansen, Ph.D.
Fink User Liaison

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