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Re: [fink-core] Running Octave from Fink?

From: Dave Vasilevsky
Subject: Re: [fink-core] Running Octave from Fink?
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 15:48:13 -0500

> On 11/6/12 10:36 AM, Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso wrote:
> > On 6 November 2012 11:09, Alexander Hansen <address@hidden> wrote:
> >> I was told, by someone who knows a great deal about compiling on OS X,
> >> that osx-gcc-installer does _not_ give a _fully_ functional build tool
> >> set for OS X, in that it lacks proprietary headers and the like which
> >> are provided by Xcode.

Hi Jordi, didn't expect to see you 'round these parts!

I'm not sure if this is true about osx-gcc-installer. But what I do
know is that osx-gcc-installer is definitely Non-Free. It's not built
from source, but produced by extracting files from Apple's installer.
A number of these files are not Free, for example the AVFoundation
headers. I'm not even sure why it would be distributable, except for
the pragmatic reason that Apple doesn't seem to have cracked down on
it (yet).


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