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Has Package Directory Moved?

From: Thomas D. Dean
Subject: Has Package Directory Moved?
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2022 19:07:38 -0800
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GNU Octave, version 7.0.1 from hg source

It appears that octave no longer looks into the $(HOME)/octave directory for packages.

octave:1> ver
GNU Octave Version: 7.0.1 (hg id: 02b11b9f1e61+)
GNU Octave License: GNU General Public License
Operating System: Linux 5.11.0-44-generic #48~20.04.2-Ubuntu SMP Tue Dec 14 15:36:44 UTC 2021 x86_64
no packages installed.

octave:2> ls ~/octave
builddir                    mapping-1.2.2.tgz                
complex_pkg.tar.gz          mapping-1.4.1                    quaternion-2.4.0

>pkg install --forge control
creates a directory ~/.local/share/octave

I have octave installed in /usr/local

This reeks of windows. How do I fix this?

Tom Dean

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