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Re: Installing packages in octave on Ubuntu 12.04

From: Ben Abbott
Subject: Re: Installing packages in octave on Ubuntu 12.04
Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2012 20:36:05 -0500

On Dec 23, 2012, at 7:22 PM, Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:

> On 12/23/2012 06:01 PM, Clydee wrote:
>> Jordi,
>> Under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
>>> From the Octave manual, it tells me that I can download octave packages and
>> install them simply with 
>> for example...
>> pkg install controll-1.0.11.tar.gz  
>> and I get Permission denied.  
>> Attempting the same wtih pkg install -forge control
>> returns 
>> warning: file -forge does not exist
>> warning: file control does not exist
>> Ubuntu software center knows nothing about Octave packages.
> Did you try the synaptics package manager?
> I must admit that my experience is with ubuntu 10, not 12.

For Ubuntu 12, Synaptic was replaced by the "Ubuntu Software Center".   I don't 
see any of Octave's packages available from the Ubuntu Software Center.  I also 
don't see them listed by "dpkg --list".

I'm only a novice with Linux, so maybe I'm missing something?


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