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Old 11-15-2005, 05:01 PM   #16
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Here
octave-2.1.64-3.x86_64.rpm

Here is a site where you can search for rpm packages, you can even install them directly, as Yast will pop up when you click the "download" link:
RPMseek.com

On this results page you can also see a list of mirrors with x86_64 packages.
If you live in the EU I would suggest to use the gwdg.de mirror (Universität Göttingen) which is the quasy-official SUSE mirror and also pretty fast.

Enjoy both, Octave and Mathlab (I love them)
 
Old 11-15-2005, 08:52 PM   #17
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Thanks,
I have the file on computer. Went to RPMSeek as suggested, do I need to do something to Yast to have it automatically pop open when I hit download?
 
Old 11-16-2005, 04:25 PM   #18
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Quote:
Originally posted by munichtexan
do I need to do something to Yast to have it automatically pop open when I hit download?
Nope. It should detect it's an RPM you are downloading and ask you whether to save it or to install it.
Another way, if you are connected to an FTP server, is selecting the files you need just as if they where on your machine (SHIFT to select consecutive files and CTRL to select random files), right click and from the context menu select "install package". That's all, It should also work with any browser.
 
Old 11-16-2005, 05:16 PM   #19
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Ok, got everything to work. Octave appeared to be properly setup, etc. I tried to find a Yast manual, the help button does not do much. So I apologize for a dummy question. It appears that Yast took care of all links, etc. It took approximately 10 minutes. Said it was done and gave me no errors.

But is Octave supposedly on my machine configured as an executable? When I tried to find the file that Yast "quote setup" or the Octave setup, all I found was the original Octave directory that I manually downloaded before I started using Yast.

OK, SO not understanding if I already have an .exe file. I downloaded gcc 3.3.5-5 because gccg77 is required for a ./configure of Octave. Now this is confusing. Source setup on Yast accepted /home/jnistler as a location which is on my local directory, but it does not see the gcc 3.3.5-5 rpm which is under this directory. I am puzzled. I tried to find a manual on this site or instructional video and could not. When there is a conflict does Yast look for the rpm? or I need to do something to correct the conflict?

Here is a copy of the conflict report

#### YaST2 conflicts list - generated 2005-11-16 12:32:47 ####

gcc-g77 3.3.5-5 conflict
Unresolved Requirements:
gcc-g77 requires gcc = 3.3.5-5
Conflict Resolution:
( ) Do Not Install gcc-g77
( ) Ignore Conflict and Risk System Inconsistencies
gcc not available
Required by:
gcc-c++ requires gcc = 4.0.2_20050901-3
gcc-c++ requires gcc = 4.0.2_20050901-3
gcc-g77 requires gcc = 3.3.5-5
libstdc++-devel requires gcc
libstdc++-devel requires gcc
Conflict Resolution:
( ) Remove the Referring Package
Do Not Install gcc-g77
( ) Ignore Conflict and Risk System Inconsistencies

#### YaST2 conflicts list END ###

Here is a copy of the source setup
Installation Sources:
[x] SUSE LINUX Version 10.0 (cd:///;devices=/dev/hdc)
[x]* dvd://// (dvd:///)
[x] SUSE LINUX Version 10.0 (ftp://mirrors.kernel.org//suse/x86_6...x10.0-GM-Extra)
[x]* dir:///home/jnistler/ (dir:///home/jnistler)
[x] SUSE LINUX Version 9.3 (ftp://mirror.mcs.anl.gov/pub/suse/i386/9.3/)
[x] contributions by Robert Schiele (http://pi3.informatik.uni-mannheim.d...iele/suse/10.0)
[x] guru (SUSE LINUX 10.0) (http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/suser-guru/rpm/10.0)
 
Old 11-16-2005, 06:55 PM   #20
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Quote:
Originally posted by munichtexan
But is Octave supposedly on my machine configured as an executable?
Yes it is, it should be in /usr/bin/octave.

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When I tried to find the file that Yast "quote setup" or the Octave setup, all I found was the original Octave directory that I manually downloaded before I started using Yast.
Octave's stuff is divided among /usr/bin (executables) /usr/lib or /usr/libexec/octave (libraries) and /usr/share/octave (configs and stuff). UNIX or better said Linux filesystem standard stores each piece of software in a predefined location, normally no application specific directories are created. The only file you should find in your home directory shall be a .octave_his file which is hidden and contains the history file ls -a, and maybe a .octave file with your local config.

To start octave simply open a console and type "octave", or press ALT+F2 and write 'octave' into the text widget.

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OK, SO not understanding if I already have an .exe file. I downloaded gcc 3.3.5-5 because gccg77 is required for a ./configure of Octave. Now this is confusing. Source setup on Yast accepted /home/jnistler as a location which is on my local directory, but it does not see the gcc 3.3.5-5 rpm which is under this directory. I am puzzled. I tried to find a manual on this site or instructional video and could not. When there is a conflict does Yast look for the rpm? or I need to do something to correct the conflict?
Luck that Yast was unable to install it

Nope, you don't need any extra work to get Octave running, it's already there. I don't know if you are aware of the fact that Octave is a *console* program, no graphical interface, no nothing... (Well, there is a Koffice frontend, but the page seems down).

If you need a more graphical tool you can use Mathlab, it's surely also on those mirrors, as INRIA has been an historically collaborator of SUSE.
Another application you could consider (this time more close to Mathematica) is Maxima, search for it in the Yast mirrors. Else you will have to compile.

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Here is a copy of the conflict report

#### YaST2 conflicts list - generated 2005-11-16 12:32:47 ####

gcc-g77 3.3.5-5 conflict
Unresolved Requirements:
gcc-g77 requires gcc = 3.3.5-5
Conflict Resolution:
( ) Do Not Install gcc-g77
( ) Ignore Conflict and Risk System Inconsistencies

The conflict is because gcc 4.x already has g77 included in it's compiler set, so you don't need an extra package.
You can indeed have more than one compiler in a standard Linux OS, but I'm not sure SUSE will not overwrite your current one and judging from YASTs complaints it doesn't seem that the system would set up the necessary links and wrappers to use more than one compiler.

As a rule of thumb:
Be very carefull when changing the compiler (gcc) and the libc6 / glibc or any other part of the toolchain (make, autoconf, libstdc++). This can lead to a totally messed up system.

I was googling to see if I could get an older copy of the excellent administrator and user handbooks (I still have the printed versions), but found nothing (there *must* be a copy in PDF anywhere), but I found this new site:
Opensuse.org : Documentation
it includes a section for user documentation . I haven't looked at it yet, and it's a wiki, so it could be lacking some stuff.

UPDATE: ----> Da Pimpin' Guides! XD

I recommend you to read the administrator handbook, it's quite concise and tells you how to do stuff using the console, and teaches you a lot of the basics. It's very well written, explanations aren't lengthy and you can use it as a hands-on crash course to Linux and SUSE.
 
Old 11-19-2005, 10:15 PM   #21
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Hmm, ok, have gcc, g77, g++ installed. Octave is installed and an rpm source for SciLab was found. But I screwed something up. I mistakenly deleted /dev/htc from yast source. I may have done something else but when I try to reinstall the CD or refresh the DVD I get an error as follows:

unable to create source from URL 'CD;/// Details: Error ( media mount failed) Also when I check media with KDE I no longer see my CD/DVD drive media (SUSE 10.0 on the DVD)

Can anyone help me out with what I need to do. I assume I need to mount the /dev/hdc but where and how? Thanks,

Munichtexan
 
Old 11-20-2005, 05:17 AM   #22
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Quote:
Originally posted by munichtexan
Hmm, ok, have gcc, g77, g++ installed. Octave is installed and an rpm source for SciLab was found. But I screwed something up. I mistakenly deleted /dev/htc from yast source. I may have done something else but when I try to reinstall the CD or refresh the DVD I get an error as follows:
unable to create source from URL 'CD;/// Details: Error ( media mount failed) Also when I check media with KDE I no longer see my CD/DVD drive media (SUSE 10.0 on the DVD)
Can anyone help me out with what I need to do. I assume I need to mount the /dev/hdc but where and how? Thanks,
Munichtexan

This is not an important problem, don't worry.
First put your DVD into the tray and then start YAST.
Go to the "Software > Change Installation Source > ADD > DVD/CDROM"

That should be enough.
 
Old 11-20-2005, 09:37 AM   #23
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In YAST when I try to add a cd or dvd I get the error:

unable to create source from URL 'cd;/// Details: Error (mediamount failed) If I go back to Windows and use Nero, etc. It reads the DVD.

Regards,
MunichTexan
 
  


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