[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

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 20:42:27 -0500

On Dec 23, 2012, at 8:36 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?
> Ben

Opps ... I found the problem.  The Software Center filters the results.  To the 
right of the "All Software" icon/button at the top of the Software Center there 
is a pull down menu.  If "Provided by Ubuntu" is selected then Octave's 
packages show up ... the "All Software" name fooled me.  I had thought "all 
software" would be seen.


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]