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Re: Has Package Directory Moved?

From: Thomas D. Dean
Subject: Re: Has Package Directory Moved?
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2022 20:46:51 -0800
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On 1/27/22 8:17 PM, Andrew Janke wrote:

On 1/27/22 10:07 PM, Thomas D. Dean wrote:
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+)

 >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

That's the FreeDesktop/XDG User Dirs specification, not Windows.



Dunno when Octave adopted it.

I fixed it via .octaverc


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