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Re: Read-only file system error when installing a package

From: Mike Miller
Subject: Re: Read-only file system error when installing a package
Date: Sun, 19 May 2019 12:31:18 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

On Sun, May 19, 2019 at 15:06:51 -0400, Steven Evans wrote:
>     I just read through Octave's documentation on package installation.  The
> documentation is fairly clear about global installation.  I think my
> confusion came about based on what I actually did in order to invoke global
> installation.

Running Octave as root / superuser / system administrator is used by
Octave to install packages as "-global" by default. That fact may only
be hinted at in the manual and could possibly be made more explicit.

>     Now that I know all of this, I better understand how to interpret the
> error message.  However, if it had told me that I needed to install struct,
> there would have been no original confusion.  I thought I just needed to
> update my version of struct, which caused me to upgrade Octave.

Ok, thanks.


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