gnuplot won't work with new net release
Wed Apr 19 23:49:00 GMT 2000
> On Wed, Apr 19, 2000 at 11:04:42PM -0700, Tom Weichmann wrote:
> > I am running octave 2.0.13 on the cygwin platform. Octave
> >saves its plot data to a temp file, then points gnuplot to that file
> >in order to plot it. The problem is that gnuplot only understands
> >directories in the c:/tmp form and octave understands //c/tmp. In
> >B20.1 I set an environment variable TMPDIR to c:/tmp, and both
> >programs liked it. The new net release translates this environment
> >variable to /cygdrive/c/tmp/, and gnuplot can not understand it. Is
> >there any way to keep cygwin from making this translation? Any other
> TMPDIR is being translated so that UNIXy things which rely on it, like
> configure will work correctly.
> What happens if you just don't set the environment variable at all?
> Does that work any better?
By not setting the TMPDIR variable gnuplot tries to look in /tmp
for the data files it uses, but of course gnuplot can't understand
/tmp so it can not find the file it is looking for.
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