Octave version 2.0.4 is now available for ftp from ftp.che.wisc.edu
in the directory /pub/octave. Diffs from the previous release are
also available in the same directory.
-rw-r--r-- 1 jwe 3315120 Feb 20 04:06 octave-2.0.4.tar.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 jwe 29456 Feb 20 04:07 octave-2.0.3-2.0.4.patch.gz
Version 2.0.4 fixes some problems with the configure scripts and
Makefiles that were present in 2.0.3. It will probably be the last
2.0.x release unless some serious new bugs are found and reported.
There are also two new features, both of which are kluges to allow a
bit more compatibility with Matlab (what would be the fun of making a
release just to fix bugs? :-):
* It is now possible to use commands like ls, save, and cd as simple
variable names. They still cannot be used as formal parameters
for functions, or as the names of structure variables. Failed
assignments leave them undefined (you can recover the orginal
function definition using clear).
* Is is now possible to invoke commands like ls, save, and cd as
normal functions (for example, load ("foo", "x", "y", "z")).
You can help make Octave more reliable by reporting any bugs you find
to [hidden email].
Octave is a high-level interactive language primarily intended for
numerical computations. It is mostly compatible with Matlab.
and it successfully compiles a bunch of C, what looks like all the
Fortran, and the trouble starts after the
making all in liboctave
cd liboctave ; gmake all
I see oodles of msgs about missing header files, e.g.:
making dbleSVD.d from dbleSVD.cc
dbleSVD.cc:31: iostream.h: No such file or directory
In file included from MDiagArray2.h:31,
DiagArray2.h:31: cassert: No such file or directory
DiagArray2.h:32: cstdlib: No such file or directory
In file included from DiagArray2.h:34,
and it eventually dies completely with:
c++ -c -I. -I.. -I../liboctave -I../src -I../glob -I../libcruft/misc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -fno-implicit-templates -g -O2 -Wall Bounds.cc
Bounds.cc:31: iostream.h: No such file or directory
In file included from MArray.h:31,
Array.h:31: cassert: No such file or directory
Array.h:32: cstdlib: No such file or directory
In file included from mx-defs.h:72,
oct-cmplx.h:26: complex: No such file or directory
gmake: *** [Bounds.o] Error 1
gmake: Leaving directory `/opt/local/octave-2.0.4/liboctave'
gmake: *** [liboctave] Error 2
gmake: Leaving directory `/opt/local/octave-2.0.4'
gmake: *** [all] Error 2
I'm using gcc 220.127.116.11 and libg++ 2.7.2. I've used gcc to compile a
bunch of other things, but I don't use GNU c++, so I suspect that
that's where the problem is.
Do I need to somehow specify where libg++ is? I poked around but
didn't see anything, and anyway wouldn't configure have complained if
it couldn't find it?