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bug #60343: Document that MXE Octave bundles a minimal python

Submitted by:  Karthikeyan R <karthikeyan564>
Submitted on:  Mon 05 Apr 2021 11:28:09 AM UTC  
Category:  Documentation Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Documentation
Status:  Confirmed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Prometheus Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  6.2.0 Operating System:  Microsoft Windows

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Tue 06 Apr 2021 07:25:23 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Re-opening report and re-categorizing as documentation bug.

We should probably document that Octave bundles a minimal version of Python and give instructions on how to switch to a complete version.

I'm not sure where that could be done though. On the Wiki?

IIUC, those instructions could probably be similar to option 2 on this page:

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
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Mon 05 Apr 2021 04:12:43 PM UTC, comment #1: 

You shouldn't do that.
The python that is bundled with the Octave installer is a minimal version that was only ever thought to be used with the symbolic package that is bundled already.

Install a "full blown" and complete python and set the necessary variables for pythonic to use that version instead.

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
Project Member
Mon 05 Apr 2021 11:28:09 AM UTC, original submission:  

The Windows installer installs the Linux Python header files. Thus stopping octave from installing any package that requires Python headers( for example Octave Pythonic package).


pkg install https://gitlab.com/mtmiller/octave-pythonic/-/archive/v0.0.1/octave-pythonic-v0.0.1.tar.gz

The problem was solved after I replaced the headers with the correct ones in (C:\Program Files\GNU Octave\Octave-6.2.0\usr\include).

Karthikeyan R <karthikeyan564>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2021-04-06 mmuetzel CategoryLibraries => Documentation
        Item GroupInstallation Failure => Documentation
        StatusInvalid => Confirmed
        Open/ClosedClosed => Open
        SummaryWrong Python header files installed in Windows during installation => Document that MXE Octave bundles a minimal python
    2021-04-05 mmuetzel StatusNone => Invalid
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed

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