[Pkg-octave-devel] octave-forge

Ólafur Jens Sigurðsson ojsbug at gmail.com
Sun Sep 16 08:07:11 UTC 2007

On Sun, Sep 16, 2007 at 08:50:39AM +0200, Thomas Weber wrote:
> Am Sonntag, den 16.09.2007, 02:16 +0200 schrieb Ólafur Jens Sigurðsson:
> > Why not have the package so that it contains the .tar.gz and an install
> > script that unzips the file and installs each package through octave
> > --eval "pkg install $pkgname" and then clean up after it on the
> > filesystem???
> > 
> > I am somehow certain that the thought must have crossed your minds 
> Speaking only for myself: no, this thought didn't cross my mind. But
> then again, which problem would it solve? 
> What I can tell you is that local package compilation is difficult
> (which compiler is chosen, are the libraries installed and compiled with
> a suited compiler, ...). Gentoo has solved that problem, but I don't
> think we should copy Portage.

I dont know Gentoo or Portage, but libraries and all that .. isnt that
what the dependencies are for? If you set the dependencies right then
you should not have a problem or what?


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