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Re: cannot start octave-5.1.0 on fedora 31, not found

From: Mike Miller
Subject: Re: cannot start octave-5.1.0 on fedora 31, not found
Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2019 14:50:04 -0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.12.2 (2019-09-21)

On Sun, Dec 15, 2019 at 14:22:07 -0600, niconeuman wrote:
> Greetings,
> I recently updated Fedora from version 29 to 31. In version 29 I had
> Octave-4.4.1 running with no problem.
> After updating to 31, I have version 5.1.0 installed. When I try to run
> octave it gives the following errors:
> $ octave
> octave: no graphical display found
> octave: disabling GUI features
> /usr/local/bin/octave-cli-5.1.0: error while loading shared libraries:
> cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
> I'm not sure if the graphical part is the problem (I had problems with the
> nvidia drivers but I think I fixed them). The libhdf5 is installed because I
> also have anaconda. But I'm not sure how to let octave know that.

The error says "/usr/local/bin/octave-cli-5.1.0", which implies to me
that you have compiled Octave yourself from source and installed it in
/usr/local. This is the copy of Octave that isn't finding the library.
Have you tried running /usr/bin/octave instead? If that works, consider
uninstalling the copy of Octave under /usr/local to avoid confusion.


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