When I put up any version of FBSD I usually try to install
Maxima. Which fails because the sub-install of gnuplot fails.
rsmith at xs4all.nl
Sat Jan 28 15:18:45 UTC 2012
On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 02:57:02AM -0500, Henry Olyer wrote:
> When I put up any version of FBSD I usually try to install Maxima. Which
> fails because the sub-install of gnuplot fails.
> I go to through various work-arounds, different things.
> But Saturday I will be installing 9.0 and would like to have a successful
> install. Ideas?
Install gnuplot before maxima, so you can see why it goes wrong.
Use an empty make.conf in case you run into weird compilation problems.
The default build of gnuplot is quite heavy, pulling in wxwidgets and teTeX.
Personally, I would recommend the following settings: enable X11, GD, gridbox,
thinsplines and cairo, and disable the rest; pdflib didn't work last time I
tried it. WXwidgets is overkill IMO, the standard X11 support works fine. And
teTeX is deprecated upstream in favor of TeXLive.
I've been using gnuplot like this without problems for years, on i386 and amd64.
Hope this helps.
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