problem installing octave

Steven Michalske hardkrash at
Mon Oct 13 09:02:35 GMT 2003

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On Monday 13 October 2003 8:36 am, Steven Allen wrote:
SA> Hi All,
SA> I posted this to the forum, but the mailing list may be more appropriate.
SA> I am trying to install octave and get the following error meassage,
SA> lin -v octave
SA> Checking dependencies for octave
SA> Building octave
SA> + make="/usr/bin/make", MAKES=""
SA> + CC_EXT="", CXX_EXT=""
SA> + Enabling gcc wrapper scripts to force optimizations
SA> + BUILD="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
SA> + GCCVER="3"
SA> + CFLAGS="-O2 -mcpu=pentium3 -march=pentium3"
SA> + CXXFLAGS="-O2 -mcpu=pentium3 -march=pentium3"
SA> + LDFLAGS=" -s"
SA> + building "octave" version "2.1.49" in /usr/src
SA> /sbin/lin: line 3: ./configure: No such file or directory
SA> Creating /var/log/lunar/compile/octave-2.1.49.bz2
SA> ! Problem detected during BUILD
SA> It appears to me that the source file is not being unpacked. A little
SA> digging in the lunar scripts shows (I think) that this is normally done
SA> in default_pre_build. The existance of a PRE_BUILD script appears to
SA> stop default_pre_build from being called so I assume either it or code
SA> performing the same function should be called from within the PRE_BUILD
SA> script.
SA> Having said the above my bash scripting skills are minimal and I am not
SA> a programmer by trade, so the above may be totally incorrect.
SA> Of course all of the above may also have been caused by something I did.
SA> Hope somebody can help.
SA> Regards
SA> Steven Allen
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