octave-forge tarball format changed
andrea.damore at macports.org
Sun May 11 13:17:50 PDT 2008
octave-forge portfile is pretty outdated, I got latest tarball and
structure has changed, main tarball hasn't a configure script
anymore,now it's only a collection of .tar.gz, each of them with its
own configure script.
What's the more convenient way to manage this?
I basically tought of:
a system shell cycle that will extract all tarballs and then perform
a system shell cycle that will invoke octave "pkg" command to let
octave manage pkg installation, with a -global option so packages will
be available to all users;
an octave cycle that will install each package.
A point to be kept in mind is that packages do have dependencies and
I'm not sure pkg command can manage them, I tried to install
optimization using octave in batch mode and it failed, but Tatsuro
Matsuoka from octave-dev has provided me a list that should be
Let me know how your toughts about this topic.
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