Questions from a Linux refugee

Ben Woods woodsb02 at
Tue Jan 6 12:01:11 UTC 2015

> 3. Package system. I wanted to install scilab. There is (?) no binary
> for it, and the compilation took ages. After I had it, the next update
> it along with other packages. How to deal with the upgrades?

The port math/scilab depends on the port java/jgraphx. scilab is skipped
during the package build process because jgraphx cannot be packaged due to
the need for interactive license confirmation during the build process. The
can be confirmed against the latest package build here:

As per Coert's message, you can build both java/jgraphx and math/scilab
manually from ports, or use an automated ports tool such as
ports-mgmt/portmaster, or setup a package building infrastructure using

From: Benjamin Woods
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