Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#21135 closed defect

octave >= 4.0 launches GUI by default — at Version 2

Reported by: vdelecroix Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: sage-7.4
Component: interact Keywords:
Cc: chapoton, charpent Merged in:
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Description (last modified by vdelecroix)

With recent octave versions (>= 4.0)

sage: octave('1')  # hangs forever

The reason is that newer octave launch the GUI interface by default (there is an option --no-gui to get rid of it). See https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/NEWS-4.0.html

Apparently, they also changed the prompt from > to >>.

$ octave --no-gui --silent
>> 1
ans =  1

but this is not documented in the changelog.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by vdelecroix

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comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by vdelecroix

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Summary changed from newer octave launch GUI by default to octave >= 4.0 launches GUI by default
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