Octave 4.x?

Ray Zimmerman rz10 at cornell.edu
Tue Jan 19 09:11:58 PST 2016

I am not able to build either octave-devel-rc or octave-devel-release on my machine with OS X 10.11.2 and Xcode 7.2. It fails with the following error …

:info:build   MAKEINFO octave.info
:info:build   TEXI2DVI octave.dvi
:info:build   MAKEINFO octave.html
:info:build You don't have a working TeX binary (tex) installed anywhere in
:info:build your PATH, and texi2dvi cannot proceed without one.  If you want to use
:info:build this script, you'll need to install TeX (if you don't have it) or change
:info:build your PATH or TEX environment variable (if you do).  See the --help
:info:build output for more details.
:info:build For information about obtaining TeX, please see http://tug.org/texlive,
:info:build or do a web search for TeX and your operating system or distro.

I found https://trac.macports.org/ticket/46105, so I suspect that installing texlive-basic would fix this, but I already have the MacTex 2015 distribution installed in /Library/TeX/texbin/, which is in my path. How can I get it to see and use that successfully?

Also, does anyone know why I got this error for 4.x and not for 3.8.2?



> On Jan 16, 2016, at 7:29 PM, Marius Schamschula <lists at schamschula.com> wrote:
> Jerry,
> You can find the variants as usual. For example
> port info octave-devel-release
> I have installed both octave-devel-rc and octave-devel-release (on different machines) with -java +atlas
> On Jan 16, 2016, at 6:25 PM, Jerry <lanceboyle at qwest.net <mailto:lanceboyle at qwest.net>> wrote:
>> On Jan 16, 2016, at 4:45 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com <mailto:allbery.b at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>> On Sat, Jan 16, 2016 at 6:38 PM, Jerry <lanceboyle at qwest.net <mailto:lanceboyle at qwest.net>> wrote:
>>> Any idea when we can expect a port of Octave 4.x? I think its been available from source since May 2015.
>>> left-ear Z$ port list octave-devel\*
>>> octave-devel                   @4.1.0+         math/octave-devel
>>> octave-devel-rc                @4.0.1-rc1      math/octave-devel
>>> octave-devel-release           @4.0.0          math/octave-devel
>>> I would suspect it's still devel because there are things that depend on the older version.
>>> -- 
>>> brandon s allbery kf8nh                               sine nomine associates
>>> allbery.b at gmail.com <mailto:allbery.b at gmail.com>                                  ballbery at sinenomine.net <mailto:ballbery at sinenomine.net>
>>> unix, openafs, kerberos, infrastructure, xmonad        http://sinenomine.net <http://sinenomine.net/>
>> Oh, OK. Sorry.
>> What is the best installation command? Is Atlas still the preferred numerical library? There seem to be variants for Java, Qt4, and FLTK GUIs. I think the preferred GUI is Qt4. I get confused when looking at portfiles trying to figure out what variants to use and which ones are the defaults. FWIW I currently have
>> octave @3.8.2_10+atlas+gcc48+glgui
>> Jerry
> Marius
> --
> Marius Schamschula
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