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Re: Installing Octave via Home-brew on MacOS

From: oleg efimov
Subject: Re: Installing Octave via Home-brew on MacOS
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2020 18:00:03 +1300

Dear Kai,

This is very helpful information.

Thank you very much!

I would give it a go with MacPorts first since it is another path for Octave on 
the macOS. I did try the brew doctor. That seams working just fine.

Thank you Kai.

I think Octave are okay and I have found Homebrew simply depend on the new 
macOS changes. So linux would be very different with the same issue.

Thank you for your help. We will look into these recommendations.

I have never considered to try Octave installation with git and ruby 
combination yet.

Two things I have tried so far is the app that looks amazing.

Although because there is another dependency that is already written for the 
terminal environment …

It is best to have these amazing Octave installations made directly into the 
core system via the Homebrew or MacPorts

So far we have only tried Homebrew and it was reflecting on macOS side with the 
lock to the default directory Octave is after to be installed in.

GUI version is very nice. Although we are just running another open source 
scripts that are dependent on the terminal command we would just have to have 
Octave in its default directory to be installed on the system.

Thank you Kai. We will keep looking and try with MacPorts angle.

Have a good day.

Cheers, Oleg

> On 17/11/2020, at 5:48 PM, Kai Torben Ohlhus <> wrote:
> 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 
>> 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.
> HTH,
> Kai
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> [4]


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