Can I use MacPorts to install Octave 3.6.4?

Michael Dickens michaelld at
Tue Dec 9 13:01:56 PST 2014

Hi Ray - You actually want to look at the Portfile itself for the
version info.  In this case, the one you want is <
> .. or, revision 121949.  The next revision of this Portfile (121950)
bumps the version to 3.8.1. Sometimes you have to do a little tweaking
to get things to work with the current version of 'port', but generally
the changes are small.  Good luck! - MLD

On Tue, Dec 9, 2014, at 03:28 PM, Ray Zimmerman wrote:
> I am new to MacPorts and was hoping to use it to install the current
> version of GNU Octave 3.8.2 (currently building on my machine) and some
> earlier versions, such as 3.6.4. I’m finding it difficult to figure out
> how to do the earlier versions, if it is even possible.
> I found this page
> (, but I’m
> having trouble trying to find a revision of the octave port* that clearly
> corresponds to version 3.6.4 of Octave. Should I just pick the rev right
> before the one that says “update to 3.8.1” (i.e. rev 121949) and hope
> that it’s 3.6.4 or what?
> Can somebody give me a few tips here?
> *Looking on this page:

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