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Re: Problems installing odepkg in octave 3.0.3

From: Samuel H. Dupree, Jr.
Subject: Re: Problems installing odepkg in octave 3.0.3
Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2009 13:59:48 -0500
User-agent: Thunderbird (Macintosh/20081209)

Thomas Treichl wrote:
Samuel H. Dupree, Jr. schrieb:
Thomas Treichl wrote:
Samuel H. Dupree, Jr. schrieb:
I'm running Octave 3.0.3 on a Mac PowerPC G4 running Mac OS 10.4.11. 
I'm attempting to install ODEPKG 0.6.4, and thus far I've been 
unsuccessful. The steps I've been using to install ODEPKG are as 

    1. Downloaded the odepkg-0.6.4.tar.gz and placed it in my home 
    2. Launch from the Applications folder on the desktop
    3. launches a UNIX terminal window in which Octave is 
    4. From the Octave prompt cd to my home directory where 
odepkg-0.6.4.tar.gz resides
    5. Entered the command, pkg install odepkg-0.6.4.tar.gz, to 
install the package
    6. The installed produced the following output:
What am I doing wrong, or what work-around do I need to do to 
successfully install odepkg?

Sam Dupree.
Hi Sam,

where did you get your /usr/local/bin/gcc 4.3.0 from?

Have you set the CC environment variable? In Octave type

  getenv ("CC")

Best regards,


gcc 4.3.0 came from As for the CC 
environment variable, I did not have  it set. Now I did enter getenv 
("CC") in Octave and attempted to install odepkg with the same results - 
the install failed (see listing below).

Could the version 4.3.0 of gcc that I obtained from 
<> be the problem? I have a dot file called 
.octaverc; should the CC environment variable be set here, and what 
should it be set to?

Sam Dupree.

The output of your 'getenv ("CC")' is ok. It's set by the startup script of and is not visible to any other program of your Mac. Now I expect that your gcc 4.3.0 does not do the right thing. You should have installed Apple's version of GCC in /usr/bin that comes with the XCode tools. Now, how can you do that?

a) Find out where /usr/local/bin was added to your system's $PATH environment variable and remove it just for the installation of odepkg. After that you can add it again. This makes sure that no other program in your /usr/local/bin is found.

Close from your Dock and then open a new window, then type

  which gcc
  which g++

and check for programs /usr/bin/gcc and /usr/bin/g++. Startup and try to install the package once again. Finally you can add your /usr/local/bin directory to your $PATH once again.

b) rename /usr/local just for the installation of odepkg, eg. rename /usr/local into /usr/__local. Then continue with the same steps than in a) by closing in the Dock and by checking for gcc and g++.

Best regards,


Your suggestion to remove /usr/local/bin out of my system's $PATH environment variable and then do the installation worked, "Thanks a lot, we're breathing again!"

One  final question though; do you have any thoughts as to why gcc 4.3.0 from is different from what Apple supplies with XCode?

 Again, thank you for your help.

Sam Dupree.

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