Gnuplot 5.0

Mojca Miklavec mojca at
Mon Jan 5 01:58:48 PST 2015

On Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 9:14 PM, Lawrence Velázquez wrote:
> On Jan 2, 2015, at 4:41 AM, Mojca Miklavec wrote:
>> I would be inclined towards making a variant that would install
>> version 4.6 rather than 5.0, so that users experiencing problems with
>> version 5 could quickly switch back to 4.6 without the need to change
>> any dependent ports. I know that this is against "common practice",
>> but in contrast to some libraries, installing a different version of
>> gnuplot should not have any influence on software that depends on
>> gnuplot (like octave).
> The standard way to handle this would be to create a gnuplot-devel port

It's not a "-devel" port any longer. A new version of gnuplot has
already been released.

> and change all `port:gnuplot` dependencies to `path:something-or-other:gnuplot`.

I uploaded a patch to

I would be grateful for any feedback.

I created a subport "gnuplot-4.6". It could also be called "gnuplot-4"
or "gnuplot4" or whatever.

My idea would be to provide gnuplot 4.6.6 only as a backup for a
limited time period, just to make sure that if any users experience
problems, there will be an easy way to roll back. In the long run
users should probably adapt to 5.x.


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