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Description of problem:
The urlwrite command (and urlread) is a front-end to the the curl library. It seems that curl support was not activated when octave was compiled. curl is in the base repository. It would be great if curl support could be enabled.
Another issue it that mkoctfile uses -lncurses, but octave-devel does not depend on ncurses-devel.
Thank you for maintaining octave!
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start octave
2. urlwrite ("ftp://ftp.octave.org/pub/octave/README", "README.txt");
The file ftp://ftp.octave.org/pub/octave/README would be downloaded and saved as README.txt
I have fixed this in CVS and started building a new release.
octave-3.0.0-2.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update octave'
octave-3.0.0-2.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.