[MacPorts] #53044: octave @4.2.0_1: requires C++11, does not build correctly on default setups on < 10.9

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#53044: octave @4.2.0_1: requires C++11, does not build correctly on default setups
on < 10.9
  Reporter:  mojca   |      Owner:  MarcusCalhoun-Lopez
      Type:  defect  |     Status:  new
  Priority:  Normal  |  Milestone:
 Component:  ports   |    Version:
Resolution:          |   Keywords:  snowleopard lion
      Port:  octave  |

Comment (by MarcusCalhoun-Lopez):

 Replying to [comment:12 mojca]:
 > Oh, wait ... I just tried to run `octave` now to test it and I get a GUI
 instead of the command line? Is this something new from version 4.2 or is
 that because I disabled graphicsmagick? I like the GUI of course, but is
 there any trick to force it to stay in the Terminal? And the GUI is
 stalled at exit. I have to force quit it.

 {{{sudo port install octave -qt4 -qt5}}} should install octave without the
 To force octave to run without the GUI, either run {{{octave-cli}}}
 instead of {{{octave}}} or run {{{octave --no-gui-libs}}}.

 Replying to [comment:4 mojca]:
 > What role does GraphicsMagick play for Octave? Could it be disabled on
 older platforms if that is the likely source of troubles? Or is it
 absolutely necessary to do any plotting?
 It is not necessary for plotting.[[BR]]
 To quote the configure script:
 configure: WARNING: --without-magick specified.  The imread, imwrite, and
 imfinfo functions for reading and writing image files will not be fully
 I use them quite a bit, so I was just trying to get it to work for
 I will make one more attempt to get everything working before I turn off
 graphicsmagick on older systems.

 Thanks for your patience and help.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.macports.org/ticket/53044#comment:14>
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