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    Installing all octave-forge packages in one shot

    Is there a way I can install all octave-forge packages in a single command? I want to install all of them and don't want to create a dependency tree myself and install all of the manually after downloading all the tarballs from the internet.

    I am willing to checkout the svn repo locally and do it from there if need be. I want to install all of them cleanly, and in the order where dependencies will be satisfied.

    Has anyone done this before?

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    Re: Installing all octave-forge packages in one shot

    Can't you use synaptic. Search for octave in the name and most of the ones that will appear are octave packages (at least that's what hapenns with aptitude search octave). Just select them all, and mark to install. I think that's the fastest way to install all of them in one go.

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    Re: Installing all octave-forge packages in one shot

    Someone just posted this on the octave-forge mailing list. I believe that's what you were looking for:
    Quote Originally Posted by octave-dev@lists.sourceforge.net
    Hi,
    I just had to install all of the octave-forge packages on an Ubuntu 10.04 system and it turned out that the packages are not available via aptitude. The command
    Code:
    sudo aptitude install $(aptitude search ?description\(octave-forge\) | awk '{print $2}')
    finally did the job. Maybe someone could put this in the Debian installation guide for other users that might come across this problem.
    Best,
    Eli

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    Re: Installing all octave-forge packages in one shot

    And if someone doesn't use aptitude he can use apt instead as well
    Code:
    # apt-get install $( apt-cache search octave-forge | awk '{printf $1; printf " "}' )

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    Re: Installing all octave-forge packages in one shot

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