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Re: octave 4.4 for Fedora 28/29

From: Orion Poplawski
Subject: Re: octave 4.4 for Fedora 28/29
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2018 22:15:17 -0700
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On 11/23/18 11:13 AM, Colin Macdonald wrote:
On 2018-11-19 7:31 p.m., Orion Poplawski wrote:

    I'm trying out the new Modular / AppStream functionality of Fedora 28+ to try to provide octave 4.4 (currently 4.4.1) updates.  I've just submitted the octave 4.4 module to the updates-testing-modular repo. I'd be grateful for those of you on Fedora to give it a try.


TL;DR it works on F28.

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I've not poked at modules yet so this seemed a good time to try... I'll document below on F28 in case others were also unsure how to play with the New Shiny...

# dnf install fedora-repos-modular

# dnf module list

There was no Octave, presumably b/c its in testing still, so I enabled

# dnf module list

octave                            4.4 20181118231341

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# dnf module install octave:4.4
Last metadata expiration check: 0:04:19 ago on Fri 23 Nov 2018 10:01:28 AM PST.
Error: No such profile: octave:4.4:20181118231341/default

The next version of the octave module will have a default profile that will install the main octave package. There could be other profiles as well if it makes sense to have them.

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So then I tried:

# dnf module enable octave:4.4
'octave:4.4' is enabled

# dnf install octave
Dependencies resolved.
=========================================================================================================================================  Package                     Arch                Version                       Repository                            Size =========================================================================================================================================
 octave                      x86_64 6:4.4.1-1.module_2492+8a359c74               updates-testing-modular           16 M  octave-devel                x86_64 6:4.4.1-1.module_2492+8a359c74               updates-testing-modular          549 k  octave-doctest              noarch 0.6.1-4.module_2492+8a359c74                 updates-testing-modular           28 k

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Now my /usr/bin/octave is 4.4.1.  No idea where my old 4.2 octave is because AFAICT it never uninstalled the old RPM.  Probably I just don't understand modular yet.


The modular system in Fedora does not allow for parallel installs of different versions. So you had a straight upgrade from 4.2 to 4.4. Thanks for spelling out the steps as well.

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