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Re: Octave 4.2 binary + all packages in Linux ?

From: Mike Miller
Subject: Re: Octave 4.2 binary + all packages in Linux ?
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:22:43 -0700
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

On Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 10:12:06 -0700, Mike Miller wrote:
> If I worked at a company with a large group of users running a variety
> of different distros like this, and they all wanted access to the same
> latest version of Octave *not* provided by their distro's package
> manager, I would probably try to install it on a server and give either
> NFS or SSH access to everyone.

Or, if these users have local root access (or can be added to a
privileged group with schroot permissions) I would have them install a
chroot of Debian unstable + experimental or Fedora and run an up-to-date
chrooted Octave. The debootstrap + schroot packages in Debian make this
incredibly easy to set up, assuming you can su or sudo.

Installing a minimal OS chroot with Octave packages from a managed
package repository seems much easier than trying to build a relocatable
cross-distro binary.


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