Can I use MacPorts to install Octave 3.6.4?

Michael Dickens michaelld at
Thu Dec 11 12:57:40 PST 2014

On Thu, Dec 11, 2014, at 03:13 PM, Ray Zimmerman wrote:
> Now back to my original goal, getting multiple versions of octave installed … if I now do the following to build version 3.6.4 of Octave …
> svn co -r 121949
> cd octave
> sudo port install
> … will it overwrite the version 3.8.2 I currently have installed? If so, how can I avoid that and have it install as octave-3.6.4 or something?

No, it will not overwrite the 3.8.2 as installed. It will deactivate
3.8.2 and install 3.6.4 (assuming it builds, etc, that is).  Then you
can (generally) switch back and forth by just activating the one you
want (and, 'port' is smart enough to deactivate the other one
automatically for you). - MLD

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