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Re: octave-forge dependency?
Chris Taylor wrote:
James R. Phillips wrote:
OK, it seems an elaboration of the idea could though. The
environment needs to be like octave, while the rest of the time, you want
miktex in the front of the path. Wouldn't executing
before starting ./configure work for that purpose?
Two things: Firstly, the OP _doesn't_ want his configure scripts picking
up tetex, ergo tetex must not be in the path.
As jrp pointed out in a separate message, I don't mind having tetex
installed *as long as* it doesn't interfere with my command-line usage
It's okay if my packages get configured using (now) available tetex
tools; they are mostly "re-build the documentation" and don't actually
add new runtime dependencies to MY packages.
So resetting the PATH to remove miktex, just before configuring, is okay
-- but feels like a kludgy, ad-hoc solution to me. If I wanted to do it
"Right" (e.g. the Corporate, controlled-release) I'd have a rigorously
consistent runtime environment that I used to build packages for release
(e.g. with only minimal "other" packages installed). A partway solution
would be a separate user, sharing my kitchen-sink cygwin installation,
but with controlled .profile stuff specifically for this purpose (and
THAT user wouldn't need "miktex" in the front of HIS $path).
Or, I suppose, a "launch maintainance shell" script that culls out all
the "goodies" of my normal shell environment.
But, fellas, I'm touched that my original post raised such a ruckus --
it's really not that big a deal (to me). I'm okay, you're okay.
I guess it's good that the actual source of the dependency was tracked
down, and will hopefully lead to a correction in gnuplot's code, but
Secondly, tetex installs (at least last time I checked) in such a way
that it's located automatically by configure scripts (given that it's in
the default path).
The only way to stop this behaviour is to
a) completely trash the cygwin path, and thus lose 99% of the functionality
b) install tetex elsewhere (/usr/local/octave-tetex/*hierarchy_here* for
Neither of these are brilliant solutions, and the latter would actually
require hacking the cygwin package in order for it to install there, and
still work (it would probably require tetex to be recompiled).
Yep, all the above would be true -- IF I really really didn't want my
configure scripts to find tetex, or be used by packages when I build
them (since, by default, tetex goes smack in the middle of all the OTHER
cygwin tools, right there under /usr). But *that* doesn't matter to me.
I think the rest of this post is OBE, given the discovery of the gnuplot
Thanks for everybody chiming in on this thread. (I gotta start checking
the list more than once a day...)
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