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Re: Installing packages in octave on Ubuntu 12.04

From: Stephen Montgomery-Smith
Subject: Re: Installing packages in octave on Ubuntu 12.04
Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2012 19:40:04 -0600
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On 12/23/2012 07:36 PM, Ben Abbott wrote:
> 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?

So, it is probably my mistake.  Sorry.

I'll be honest, I only tried Ubuntu 12 for a short while.  I didn't like
it.  I dread the day that Ubuntu 10 stops their security updates.

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