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Re: Octave 4.2 binary + all packages in Linux ?

From: Przemek Klosowski
Subject: Re: Octave 4.2 binary + all packages in Linux ?
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:49:30 -0400
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On 04/13/2017 12:26 PM, roland65 wrote:
Thomas D. Dean-2 wrote
One time per week, I update sources and compile/install.  Takes a couple
minutes. Then, I use pkg update.  Also takes a couple minutes...
This probably works at home, but in a company, behind some uncoventional
proxy, this will fail.

Also, this doesn't allow to easily distribute the binary to users of a
working group, for example... 
Surely the company in your example would have an infrastructure to manage their system that includes distributing software updates? The advantage of using such system for octave is that you don't have to do anything different specifically for octave---you just make sure all software has the latest updates.
Your proposed 'software bolus' may be easier to install upfront, but is harder to manage in the long term: you end up with everyone having a slightly different version, depending on when exactly they picked up their installer.

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