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Re: Running Octave from Fink?

From: Alexander Hansen
Subject: Re: Running Octave from Fink?
Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2012 15:03:35 -0700
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On 11/5/12 2:42 PM, Ev Yemini wrote:
> Hi Alexander and all,
> It turns out fink was failing for the install but, because of the size
> of the command window, the message looked to me like success.
> In a scene reminiscent of South Park's Humancentipad episode, I simply
> scanned the Xcode license, didn't read any of it, and hit return
> *muliple times* before realizing my mistake. Why anyone would make the
> end user type out "agree" I'll never know, but I suppose this is the
> unhappy offspring of a command line wedded to an EULA.
> Right now I'm waiting on a marathon install session of ATLAS. It's
> been about 5 hours so far (including dependencies) and it still seems
> obsessed with reading my L1 cache, so I hope this ends well.
> Despite my pathetic sarcasm, I do want to thank everyone for their
> great help. I understand the nightmares associated with software
> engineering and I greatly appreciate the hard work, selflessness, and
> goodwill that went into producing the programs I'm about to use.
> I'll send out a quick email when everything's done as another thank you.
> Many thanks & all the best,
> Ev

Ah, that'd do it, then.   Fink builds under an unpriviliged user account
for safety, and that requires system-wide acceptance of the Xcode
license.  Having to type "agree" is definitely annoying.

Apple has done worse, though: at one time for updates it was necessary
to accept the Quicktime license _only_ on a console, even on normally
headless server.

Fink's Octave packages do have some idiosyncrasies with respect to other
distributions, but that's mainly in how we handle the libraries and
development packages.

Alexander Hansen, Ph.D.
Fink User Liaison
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