install of octave not possible?

Anthony Agelastos iqgrande at
Thu Dec 14 03:26:09 PST 2006

On Dec 14, 2006, at 12:09 AM, Andy Kish wrote:
> On Dec 13, 2006, at 6:00 PM, Gregory Wright wrote:
>> Yes, this is really necessary.  The gcc40 port was built so you  
>> would have a gfortran that is
>> ABI compatible with your gcc and g++.  Apple does not supply  
>> gfortran so MacPorts has to build it.
>> (And Octave really does have modules written in c, c++ and  
>> fortran :-) )
> Is gcc40 the standard port to depend upon when one needs a fortran  
> compiler? The reason for all the current py-scipy bugs on trac is  
> that the port doesn't install a fortran compiler as a dependancy. I  
> put up a patch for it, but told it to depend upon gcc41. Should  
> that be changed to gcc40?
I think it should be changed to gcc42 since gcc40 doesn't work on  
Intel Macs (last time I checked). I hope this helps.


> Thanks,
> Andy
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