> On Oct 27, 2016, at 1:29 PM, Marius Schamschula <li...@schamschula.com> wrote:
> 
> Jerry,
> 
> If you want to use octave packages with octave-devel*, you need to use octave 
> select. Otherwise mkoctfile (which is needed to build octave packages) cannot 
> be found, and MacPorts will proceed to install octave.

I can’t figure out how to use octave select or octave_select.
Jerry
> 
> On Oct 27, 2016, at 3:11 PM, list_em...@icloud.com 
> <mailto:list_em...@icloud.com> wrote:
> 
>> I recently did a fresh installation of MacPorts. I then installed 
>> octave-devel because the version given for it is 4.1.0+, more recent than 
>> that for octave the version of which is given as 4.0.3_1.
>> 
>> I then did 
>> 
>> sudo port install octave-signal
>> 
>> which immediately began trying to install octave 4.0.3_1. I control-C-ed out 
>> of that process after a few seconds after I realized what was happening. Now 
>> I have these questions:
>> 
>> (1) Can I do a "sudo port clean --dist octave" to get rid of any junk that 
>> was installed by the aborted octave installation?
>> 
>> (2) Can I install octave packages such as octave-signal into octave-devel? 
>> If so, how? Does this involve using octave_select?
>> 
>> (3) If I need to revert to octave 4.0.3_1, how do I remove _all_ of 
>> octave-devel. In the past I have found that uninstalling ports doesn’t 
>> return my disk usage to what it was before installing, usually by several 
>> GB. I want to keep a lean and clean MacPorts installation.
>> 
>> Thanks as usual.
>> 
>> Jerry
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> Marius
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