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Re: [OctDev] Octave-forge Development (fwd)

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: Re: [OctDev] Octave-forge Development (fwd)
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 12:05:36 -0500

On 11-Jun-2004, Tom G. Smith (Smitty) <address@hidden> wrote:

| I finally got a working octave, but only by using rpms, and even
| then I had to force it it ignore dependencies.  Without --nodeps I
| got this error:
|       error: Failed dependencies:
|               libqhull >= 0:2003.1 is needed by octave-forge-2004.02.12-2mdk
| But, as you can see below, the qhull I was installing *was* >= 2003.1, and
| I haven't located an rpm for a release any more recent than 2003.1-1:

It's unfortunate that there are problems with the RPM files that you
found, but ensuring that the packages for every distribution work
correctly is a bit beyond the scope of the Octave and Octave-forge
projects.  If you want to see the packages fixed, then I suggest that
you report the problems you have with the RPM packages to whoever
built them.

| And after many days of work, I still don't have a solution to the original
| problem, namely that the researcher I'm working for wants to use delaunayn;
| it still comes up missing.

On a current (i.e., testing) Debian system, all you would have to do

  apt-get install octave2.1 octave-forge

and I think you would get a working delaunayn.

So apparently it is possible to build a working version of Octave and

I've not read all the messages you've sent carefully, but it seems
that you have been mixing versions when you have tried to build these
packages yourself.  I don't think it is reasonable to expect that you
can grab any combination of versions and expect perfect results.  For
Debian, Dirk is apparently building Octave 2.1.57 and an Octave-forge
version 2004.02.12.  Minor changes may have been required to get a
clean build, but I don't think it should take major surgery.  I don't
recall precisely what OS/tools you are using, but if the build fails
on your system with these versions of Octave and Octave-forge, then
perhaps you are using the wrong versions of other tools?


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