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Re: GUI - start?

From: James Russell
Subject: Re: GUI - start?
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 11:21:21 -0800


Okay, starting down that path, beginning with the remove.  When I get to the 
new install, you indicate in the command line you provide to use octave-qtx11, 
but in your comments you remark that I could use -qtx11 or qtmac.  What should 
I consider in choosing between these?  A minor consideration is that I am 
trying to build a separate Ubuntu machine to behave like the Mac - does this 
favor using qtx11 for consisteny?



> On Dec 1, 2014, at 11:11 AM, Alexander Hansen <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On Dec 1, 2014, at 10:56 AM, James Russell <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Alexander,
>> I got to 3.8.2 using fink update-all after configuring to not restrict to 
>> stable (my local octave installation was at 3.8.1 before that). fink list 
>> -it octave yields:
>> i    fink-octave-scripts     0.3.3-1 Convenience scripts for Octave add-ons
>> p    liboctave382            [virtual package]
>> p    liboctave382-accelerate         [virtual package]
>> p    liboctave382-accelerate-dev             [virtual package]
>> p    liboctave382-aqua               [virtual package]
>> p    liboctave382-aqua-dev           [virtual package]
>> p    liboctave382-dev                [virtual package]
>> p    liboctave382-gcc49              [virtual package]
>> p    liboctave382-gcc49-dev          [virtual package]
>> i    octave  3.8.2-4 MATLAB-like language for computations
>> p    octave-interpreter              [virtual package]
>> p    octave-interpreter-accelerate           [virtual package]
>> p    octave-interpreter-aqua         [virtual package]
>> i    octave382       3.8.2-4 MATLAB-like language for computations
>> i    octave382-dev   3.8.2-4 MATLAB-like language for computations
>> p    octave382-interpreter           [virtual package]
>> p    octave382-interpreter-accelerate                [virtual package]
>> p    octave382-interpreter-aqua              [virtual package]
>> At fink, searching for packages with 'octave 382' yields 36 results, many of 
>> which include qtx11 or qtmac in their name.  Some include 'atlas', some 
>> 'ref', some simply follow octave382 with 'x11', and some have no such 
>> qualifier.  For what it's worth, pursuing a working installation earlier by 
>> another means, I installed X Quartz.  So, I expect a qtx11 variant is 
>> indicated.  Earlier you helped me enable install some packages to extend 
>> basic octave, which required something involving -dev.  How do I know how to 
>> get from where I am to where I need to be without disturbing the (sorry - 
>> rather painful) progress I've made?  Can you recommend a particular fink 
>> install command argument?  It is really pretty hard for a newbie to decipher 
>> all of the alternatives.
>> I am guessing what I need is 'fink install octave382-qtx11-dev', but I'm 
>> leery of just guessing.  I've put a good deal of time into getting a working 
>> 3.8.2 installation in place and don't want to mess it up.
>> Thanks so much for your help - I recognize that the community you are 
>> serving is very diverse in requirements, and really appreciate your helpful 
>> instructions.
>> Jim
> You can use either -qtx11 or -qtmac depending on whether you want the X11 GUI 
> or the native GUI.  You aren’t forced to use X11. :-)  And you aren’t going 
> to lose anything apart from some time, since you’re going to have to install 
> Qt.  If you haven’t enabled the official binary distribution yet, I’d 
> recommend doing that to save time.
> The cleanest way to do the swap is “fink remove —recursive octave382 ; fink 
> install octave-qtx11 octave382-dev”.  In Fink Commander you can use a 
> Binary->Remove operation on the octave382 package to accomplish the removal, 
> and then do your install.
> I’m not sure what Octave Forge packages you have installed, but you can 
> install them afterwards.
> -- 
> Alexander Hansen, Ph.D.
> Fink User Liaison

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