[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Octave advocacy

From: Javier Arántegui
Subject: Re: Octave advocacy
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 09:38:59 +0200
User-agent: KMail/1.6.2


El Viernes, 17 de Septiembre de 2004 18:14, Quentin Spencer escribió:
> One problem I
> see is the RPM-based Linux distributions generally include octave but
> not octave-forge (Debian users don't have this problem thanks to Dirk).
> It would be nice to get octave-forge included in more distributions.

I am not the "average" linux user. In fact I am bellow the average user, 
probably you could call me a newcomer. I use Linux in the same way I could 
use MS Windows. So, I prefer to install RPM binaries than compile the 
programs myself.

Usually the problem is not the compilation process itself what I find 
difficult. It's uninstalling software what I think it's more complex. 
Sometimes there is a 'make unistall' with the source but many times not. 
Lately I have solved this problem creating myself the RPM files. To do this, 
I am using 'checkinstall' instead 'make install' in the compilation process. 
Checkinstall is one of the packets of my favourite distribution (SUSE 9.1 
Pro) and can be found at <>.

Best regards,


English is not my mother tongue, so expect bad grammar and reduced vocabulary.

Octave is freely available under the terms of the GNU GPL.

Octave's home on the web:
How to fund new projects:
Subscription information:

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]