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Re: Cygwin install is going great

From: Ze Ji
Subject: Re: Cygwin install is going great
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 10:22:41 +0100
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Can you tell me how you installed it, by source, or binary mode? And could you try to install octave-headers in order to use mkoctfile. As one question I raised before, I would like to know if Cygwin is working properly or not for this. I have used mkoctfile to do the example program Box.cpp from the . But when I run the BoxMake function, I got error of "Aborted (core dumped)".


Ze Ji

Mike Miller wrote:

I just installed the entire Cygwin package on Win XP (32 bit) and sure enough, Octave 2.1.71 was there as was Octave-Forge, and both seem to be working fine. I fired up X and ran a plot command -- Gnuplot appeared and displayed my graph.

After installing Cygwin, Octave "just worked." To get plot to work I only had to make a ~/.xinitrc and run xinit before running a plot command. Thus, an absolutely minimal amount of work is required from the user.

I know it wasn't always this easy. I want to recognize that things are working great now and I want to thank everyone who contributed to getting the Cygwin version of Octave and Octave-Forge up and running. Thanks!


P.S. I also tried the same thing on Win XP x64 and it failed. This is because of a Cygwin problem though and not an Octave problem, but if any of you have managed to get Cygwin running under x64, I would like to hear how you did it! Thanks.

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