On 31-Aug-2009, Ron Crummett wrote:
| Okay -
| In regards to the earlier question, I am running Ubuntu Jaunty.
| 2009/8/30 Tatsuro MATSUOKA <address@hidden
| > The pkg install command use temporary directory to extract a package,
| > carry out configureation and
| > make binaries.
| > I suspect that your temporary directory does allow 'w' attribution.
| > Please type tmpnam at the octave prompt
| > octave>tmpnam
| > and get the name the temporary directory name
| > and confirm the attribution of the temporary directory
| > octave>ls -l (tmp diretoryname)/..
| >> tmpnam
| ans = /tmp/oct-SZWwgP
| >> ls -l /tmp/oct-SZWwgP/..
| ls: cannot access /tmp/oct-SZWwgP/..: No such file or directory
| error: ls: command exited abnormally with status 2
| error: called from:
| error: /usr/share/octave/3.2.0/m/miscellaneous/ls.m at line 66, column 2
| For what it's worth, every time I type tmpnam I get a different temporary
| directory. Don't know if that helps or not, but I figure I'll mention it.