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bug #37923: Missing GSL libraries for Octave 3.6.2 on Windows

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Fri 14 Dec 2012 06:41:15 PM UTC  
Category:  Libraries Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Installation Failure
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Lars Ericson Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  3.6.2
Operating System:  Microsoft Windows

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Fri 14 Dec 2012 10:48:16 PM UTC, comment #3: 

The build scripts have been updated. This will be included in the next binary release. In the meantime, the missing DLL can be downloaded from here:


Michael Goffioul <goffioul>
Fri 14 Dec 2012 08:20:29 PM UTC, comment #2: 

OK, I solved the problem, but I'm not proud!

Here's the solution:

1. Download and extract Octave3.6.2_gcc4.6.2_pkgs_20120613.7z

2. Copy libgslcblas.dll to C:\Program Files\Octave-3.6.2\bin

3. Rename it as vc100-libgslcblas-0.dll

Basically, the VS2010 builds (both 3.6.1 and 3.6.2, because I tried that one too) are missing the GSL version of CBLAS.

Lars Ericson <erxnmedia>
Fri 14 Dec 2012 07:43:10 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Note that this is only for VS2010 version, I loaded MINGW 3.6.2 build and GSL is fine there.

On the other hand MINGW build takes about 20 seconds longer to load than VS2010 build, so 2 steps forward, 1 step back.

Lars Ericson <erxnmedia>
Fri 14 Dec 2012 06:41:15 PM UTC, original submission:  


I have installed octave-3.6.2-vs2010-setup.exe.  When I try to load package GSL and run psi function I get the following result:

GNU Octave, version 3.6.2
Octave was configured for "i686-pc-mingw32".
 - MSYS shell available (C:\Program Files\Octave-3.6.2\msys).
 - Graphics backend: gnuplot.

octave:1> pkg load gsl
pkg load gsl
octave:2> psi
error: could not find library or dependents: C:\Program Files\Octave-3.6.2\lib\octave\packages\gsl-1.0.8\i686-pc-mingw32-api-v48+\gsl_sf.oct

I tried downloading GSL 1.8 for Windows and copying libgsl.dll and libgslcblas.dll into C:\Program Files\Octave-3.6.2\bin, but that didn't help.

Please help.

Lars Ericson
-email is unavailable-



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