[Techtalk] Trying to get octave to compile.
hobbit at aloss.ukuu.org.uk
Sat Mar 20 10:17:59 EST 2004
On Sat, Mar 20, 2004 at 06:13:46PM +1100 or thereabouts, Sue
> On Sat, 20 Mar 2004 04:22 pm, John Clarke wrote:
> > > So I downloaded and tried octave-2.1.50... Half a dozen
> > > more pacages downloaded and installed, and I all but
> > > destroyed the OS, as the packages
> > Now I'm very sorry I suggested you try it. I nearly
> > installed Redhat's octave rpm but now I'm glad I didn't ;-)
> Yes I would have felt bad if that had happened to you. Looking
I dunno, he did suggest it, after all.. :)
> on the bright side, I wan never happy with the way I had
> partitioned that disk, so I took the oportunity to change it
> reducing the number of partions that I have.
Good grief. That is one heck of a way to count your blessings.
It's like saying "Oh well, backups will be faster now" after
deleting lots of important stuff by mistake :)
> > > Thaks so much for the help John, and also others.
> > You're very welcome. Sorry it's been such a long and painful
> > saga.
> But having someone to discuss things with makes it much less
I have been following the saga (and it is most definitely a
saga: all it needed was a blood feud and perhaps a shipwreck)
with fascination but have not had anything useful to offer.
I must say, reinstalling the entire system just to get a
package to work goes way above the call of duty. I wonder
whether the Octave people know about this problem.
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