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I'm trying to install octave's database package on my ubuntu machine. I had installed octave3.2-header before I installed the package, but some errors still exist.

octave> pkg install database-1.0.4.tar.gz

Errors show up:

error: called from `pkg>configure_make' in file /usr/share/octave/3.2.3/m/pkg/pkg.m near line 1253, column 2
error: called from:
error:   /usr/share/octave/3.2.3/m/pkg/pkg.m at line 714, column 5
error:   /usr/share/octave/3.2.3/m/pkg/pkg.m at line 287, column 7

After google around, I still can't find the solutions. Can anyone help me with this? Please give me more detail information. Thanks!

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closed as off topic by hhlp, Marco Ceppi Aug 14 '12 at 14:46

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Hi -- can you give a little more info on the OS version you're running? E.g., 11.10 32-bit, etc. –  belacqua May 9 '12 at 15:23
Description: Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS Release: 10.04 –  sprite728 May 9 '12 at 15:38
this is a bug-> savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?30090, -> to report a bug follow askubuntu.com/questions/5121/how-do-i-report-a-bug –  hhlp May 9 '12 at 16:32
Too bad :(( Originally I want to use Octave to analyze my data store in mysql database. Now I changed to use PHP because of this bug, thought PHP is not as powerful as Octave in terms of numeric calculation. –  sprite728 May 9 '12 at 19:33

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I just managed recently to connect Octave 3.2 to mysql ver. 5.1.

The method is simple - you must include new mysql.ini (after some modifications - same as in mysql 4) and compile the new set.

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What modifications have to be made? –  Eliah Kagan Oct 6 '12 at 9:54

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