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Re: Yet Another Plotting System for Octave

From: Alexander Barth
Subject: Re: Yet Another Plotting System for Octave
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 15:11:10 -0500
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Thomas Treichl wrote:
> David Bateman schrieb:
>> Alexander Barth wrote:
>>> Joe Koski wrote:
>>>> on 1/17/07 8:46 PM, Marius Schamschula at address@hidden wrote:
>>>>> Oops,
>>>>> I was a bit quick to say that yapso installed correctly:
>>>>> The install died with
>>>>> checking for glBegin in -lGL... no
>>>>> but
>>>>> Saturn:~ marius$ nm /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.dylib | grep glBegin
>>>>> 00002d7c T ___indirect_glBegin
>>>>>          U _glBegin
>>>>>          U ___indirect_glBegin
>>>>>          U ___indirect_glBegin
>>>>> Any ideas?
>>>>> Marius
>>>> Marius,
>>>> As far as I know the pkg install feature is broken on Macs with
>>>> octave-2.9.9. The untar.m routine was having Mac problems, and I
>>>> offered to
>>>> be the Mac tester, but nobody responded. I was waiting for 2.9.10
>>>> before
>>>> trying again. You could probably work around the problem by manually
>>>> using
>>>> mkoctfile and manually installing the package. YAPSO sounds very
>>>> promising.
>>>> Joe
>>> Thank you for sharing your experience with untar. What is very
>>> strange is that absolute file names
>>> seem to work. I suspect something wrong with canonicalize_file_name
>>> or chdir. I attached a modified
>>> untar file with some debugging information. Can you execute this
>>> modified untar like:
>>> untar('yapso-0.2.1.tar.gz','test-dir')
>>> and send us the output? Make sure that you use the attached version
>>> with "which untar".
>>> Thanks
>>> Alex
>> In 2.9.9 there is an assumption that GNU tar is used. This has been
>> removed in the CVS and it will work on MACs. However, you can't just
>> take pkg.m, but need a number of other changes and so either a full CVS
>> is recommended or wait for 2.9.10. This is the major reason I haven't
>> uploaded the packages of octave-forge to sourceforge or changed the
>> website over to the new octave-forge web site.
>> D.
> Hi,
> David is right, the pkg function (meanwhile) works fine with the latest
> CVS from octave on MacOSX (tested the 30min old CVS version right now).
> Use the pkg function always with the absolute path and filename, eg.
>   pkg install /Users/MyHome/SomeWhere/yapso-0.2.1.tar.gz
> Another thing is that if I use the pkg function and I take an invalid
> filename then I don't get an error anymore? Is this wanted? On Mac this
> means
>   octave:18> pkg install /Users/Me/yapso-0.
>   octave:19> pkg list
>     No packages installed.
>   octave:20> pkg install /Users/Me/yapso-0.2.1.tar.gz
>   octave:21> pkg list
>     Package Name | Version | Installation directory
>     -------------+---------+-----------------------
>            yapso |   0.2.1 | /Users/Me/octave/yapso-0.2.1
> Before I downloaded the latest CVS I think I got an error like "error:
> can't find file" or something like that.
> Thanks,
> Thomas

Thomas or Joe,

Can one of you send me the output of 
"canonicalize_file_name('yapso-0.2.1.tar.gz')" ?
pkg should work with relative filenames too.



  Alexander Barth

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