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

From: Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso
Subject: Re: [fink-core] Running Octave from Fink?
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 16:55:39 -0500

On 6 November 2012 15:48, Dave Vasilevsky <address@hidden> wrote:
>> 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!

Hi Dave, same here. We should hang out sometime. I'll email you
privately in a moment.

> 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.

Oh, that's a pity....

> 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).

Actually, this seems to have been Apple's response:

So, I guess homebrew can work without Xcode, but not with a free gcc
installation. Sigh... At least Windows has mingw32; I can't believe
nothing comparable exists for Mac OS X.

- Jordi G. H.

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