Friday, December 13, 2013

brew install octave fails on OS X - Mountain Lion

Octave installation on Mountain Lion fails during the make install phase with the following error:
 make install
./plot.texi:3957: warning: node `Multiple Plot Windows' is prev for `Printing and Saving Plots' in menu but not in sectioning
 make[3]: *** [] Error 1
 make[2]: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
 make[1]: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
 make: *** [install] Error 2
The solution seems to be the manual patch indicated here:
In summary: --enable-docs=no makes it work.