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Re: Installing Octave via Home-brew on MacOS

From: Kai Torben Ohlhus
Subject: Re: Installing Octave via Home-brew on MacOS
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2020 13:48:59 +0900
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On 11/17/20 8:42 AM, oleg efimov wrote:
Dear Octave,

We are trying to install Octave on macOS into the usr/bin

And this is via the home brew.

Could you please let us know how this works with the latest homebrew permission limits on

The usr/bin

We are getting this error message because homebrew fails to install octave :

  /usr/bin/octave: bad interpreter: No such file or directory

We have tried to run the commands we need to run via the GUI version of OCTAVE.

However it requires the FreeSurfer dependencies for setting up the paths.

And this would assume that this would work within macOS usr/bin

Default directory for Octave.

If you could help or guide thank you!

Cheers, Oleg

Dear Oleg,

The Octave project is only little involved into the Homebrew development, thus it might be superior to ask at their community for help [1] after some more web searching and to check for common issues there [2]. "brew doctor" [3] is also a useful command to track configuration errors.

For your particular error message, there I can find something similar related to a configuration problem (MS Windows line endings on checkout) of git on the macOS system in combination with ruby [2].

The Octave 5.2.0 GUI of Homebrew on macOS is VERY unstable and not to recommend for any productive work. Wait in this case for Octave 6 soon or use the command-line interface CLI, once installed on your system.

If Homebrew continues to be reluctant, give the [4] installer a try.



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