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Problems installing Octave under Windows 95

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: Problems installing Octave under Windows 95
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 15:14:27 -0600 (CST)

On 28-Jan-1999, Dave Borger <address@hidden> wrote:

| A couple of lines of the installation program still failed but I
| think I was able to manually copy most of the required files to the
| appropriate destinations.  Octave loads; a=[your example] and a\b
| work properly; help works; exit works; however 'columns' and 'rows'
| return the message 'undefined near line 8 column 1.'  Can you tell
| from this admittedly brief example if the problem is likely do to
| some files which did not copy.  If so, can you tell me what needs to
| go where so I can move them manually.

All the .m files from the scripts directory go in the $fcnfiledir
directory.  The directory tree structure is preserved.  The file modes
are all changed so that they are readable by everyone.

After the files are copied, a file called ls-R is created in the
$datadir/octave directory.

The commands in that do this are:

echo "installing .m files in $fcnfiledir"
( cd scripts
  tar cf - . | ( cd $fcnfiledir ; tar xf - )
  find $fcnfiledir -type f -print | xargs chmod 0644
  find $fcnfiledir -name '*.img' -print | xargs rm -f )

echo "creating ls-R file in $datadir/octave"
ls -LR $datadir/octave > $datadir/octave/ls-R
chmod 644 $datadir/octave/ls-R

Normally, $datadir is /usr/local/share and fcnfiledir is
$datadir/octave/$version/m.  The value of $version should be the same
as the version number of your copy of Octave.


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