Subject: Octave-1.1.1 binary dist. available for NetBSD1.0 i386
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Douglas Thomas Crosher <>
List: port-i386
Date: 03/04/1995 05:26:03
		Octave 1.1.1 for NetBSD 1.0 i386

I have compiled up Octave-1.1.1 for NetBSD1.0 i386.  Octave is a
mathematical package that is good at matrix manipulations and is
similar to Matlab.

It is available from:

It was compiled with gcc-2.6.3 and f2c.  It has been linked statically
with libf2c and libg++-2.6.2.  These libraries and octave were
compiled with the -O2 option but without the -m486 option.

It is linked dynamically wrt. the standard NetBSD 1.0 libraries:
        -ltermcap.0 => /usr/lib/
        -lm.0 => /usr/lib/
        -lc.12 => /usr/lib/

Octave passed all the tests but 3: eval/eval-3.m, global/global-4.m,
and while/while-1.m.  I double checked by hand and don't feel there is
an error in octave; I think it was just an expect script problem -
expecting "^$" in each case.

For those interest in re-compiling the source you should note that
although gcc-2.6.3 and f2c will compile without problems, libg++-2.6.2
will need a few patches - in particular to libio/gen-params as well as
a few other files; see the NetBSD mailing lists for these.