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Re: Installation error on Ubuntu 12.10 (x64) for Octave 3.6.2

From: cryingfist
Subject: Re: Installation error on Ubuntu 12.10 (x64) for Octave 3.6.2
Date: Fri, 17 May 2013 06:55:23 -0700 (PDT)

Mike Miller-2 wrote
> It would be best if you reported this as an Ubuntu bug against the
> openblas package, either via apport or at

bug duly reported:  bug report

Mike Miller-2 wrote
> Also make sure you complete the octave post-installation that was failing:
>   sudo dpkg --configure octave

Seems like octave already configured itself: if i run that command it says
"octave is already installed and configured"

Mike Miller-2 wrote
>> Just one last question: does the removal of libopenblas-base "endangers"
>> the
>> proper functioning of other softwares depending on them (on my
>> workstation
>> I'm thinking about the WRF-ARW weather model, mainly)?
> I honestly can't say. All I can say is that I don't see any packages
> in Ubuntu itself that strictly depend on libopenblas-base being
> installed. It is intended to be a drop-in alternative to the standard
> BLAS library that improves performance but apparently has problems on
> some systems. Just keep it in mind if you do run into problems. Or
> report the bug to Ubuntu and maybe it fixed so you can use openblas.

Unfortunately it seems that there's a dependency between WRF-ARW and
openblas, therefore I had to install the libraries back. 

Thanks again to you and everybody for the great help! I would never ever
have discovered that the problem could be openblas! 

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