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Re: [Pkg-octave-devel] mkoctfile not installed in Wheezy

From: Ben Abbott
Subject: Re: [Pkg-octave-devel] mkoctfile not installed in Wheezy
Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2012 10:07:56 -0500

On Dec 1, 2012, at 8:50 AM, Juan Pablo Carbajal wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 4:42 PM, Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso <address@hidden> 
> wrote:
>> On 30 November 2012 10:40, Dimitri Maziuk <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> On 11/30/2012 9:32 AM, Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso wrote:
>>>> On 30 November 2012 09:16, JuanPi <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>>> I am testing octave in Wheezy and after installing from the pkg
>>>>> manager mkoctfile is not in my system.
>>>> It's in the liboctave-dev package. Normally mkoctfile shouldn't be
>>>> necessary unless you're doing, well, -dev things.
>>> Is "pkg install" a "-dev" thing?
>> For Debian it is. Debian users should use "aptitude install
>> octave-foo", not "pkg install foo". The Debian packagers work very
>> hard to make sure the versions of the OF packages that they package
>> work with the corresponding Octave version.
>> - Jordi G. H.
> Answering the question would be useful, cause ther eis a lot of effort
> put in making pkg.m more user friendly.
> Is "pkg install" a dev thing?
> If it is then Carnë's and others work has to be revised under this
> new, not mentioned before, detail.

My understanding is that if files need to be compiled, then it is a dev thing.  
Because include files and development tools are required?


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