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Re: [OctDev] Test web-site of new octave-forge web-site including all pa

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: Re: [OctDev] Test web-site of new octave-forge web-site including all packages
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 21:15:30 -0400

On 10-Oct-2006, John Swensen wrote:

| This is slightly off-topic, but related to the package manager.  Is 
| there plans now that there will be pre-packaged, individual tar.gz files 
| for each package to do something like 'pkg dl 
| <package_name_without_version>' to download the most recent package 
| file?  Maybe even a 'pkg upgrade' or something like that to check for 
| more recent version and prompt the user to upgrade package-by-package?  
| If you are not averse to this idea, I would be willing to work on it 
| (probably using wget or curl, I think most machines have one of these two).
| Suggested commands:
| pkg netlist
| pkg netinstall
| pkg netupgrade

Octave now has urlwrite, which is based on curl, so you could do the
download step directly in Octave.

See also this thread:



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