Is octave-devel the "official" octave in preference to octave?

David Shao davshaonr at
Thu Jul 5 23:11:30 PDT 2012

On a Macbook 2,1 running Lion 10.7.4, Xcode 4.3.2, octave fails to
build with error message:
Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64:
  "_SuiteSparse_time", referenced from:
      _umfpack_tic in libumfpack.a(umfpack_gn_tictoc.o)
      _umfpack_toc in libumfpack.a(umfpack_gn_tictoc.o)
ld: symbol(s) not found for architecture x86_64

octave-devel using the same packages for dependent libs when possible
appears to build and at least run.  octave has no maintainer while
octave-devel does have one.

Is octave-devel the actual recommended octave?

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