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Re: Why isn't Symbolic included in Octave from the installation? - Windo

From: Mike Miller
Subject: Re: Why isn't Symbolic included in Octave from the installation? - Windows
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:52:32 -0800
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 17:21:56 -0800, Colin Macdonald wrote:
> Danial,
> I've replied with address@hidden CC'd.  Hope that's ok!
> On 18/02/17 00:25, Daniel MÃ¥rtensson wrote:
> > When I try to install your symbolic package why throught the command pkg
> > install -forge symbolic I got this message.
> >
> >> pkg install -forge symbolc
> >> error: get_forge_pkg: could not read URL, please verify internet
> connection
> Don't think that's related to Symbolic.  I wonder if the
> was down for a while or something like that.  Try
> again later?

This is because Octave 4.2.0 for Windows (and older versions, I think)
does not have https support enabled in the curl library that Octave
uses. Octave Forge switched to https a couple of months ago. The Octave
4.2.1 build should support https correctly.

> > Would it not be good if Symbolic is allready included in the
> > installation package? The other packages for the Windows installation
> > are included.
> You mean in the Octave installation package I assume.  I think that's a
> decision that is made by whoever is making the Windows packages. Possibly
> Symbolic has been changing quickly recently so that might be a good reason
> not to bundle it.  That and increasing the size of the resulting install
> file.  Of course, its possible Symbolic could get added in a later release.

We would also have to include a complete Python + SymPy installation
bundled with Octave to make the package useful.


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