gnuplot for DEBIAN
This package was build from gnuplot 3.5 (pre 3.6) patchlevel beta 340
release with the three small patches applied manually (see the `copyright'
file for details).
In spite of the beta status of the code, the 340 patchlevel release is
very stable and have been widely tested by the gnuplot community.
It is very probable that the next official gnuplot release (3.6) will
differ from the present patchlevel beta 340 version mainly by improved
In order to enable ordinary users to use SVGA console graphics, gnuplot
needs to be set up as setuid root. Please note that this is usually
considered to be a security hazard and is not recommended unless you know
what you are doing. You can change gnuplot setuid root settings by
calling `/usr/sbin/gnuplotconfig' script. Also, this script stores
suid bit information into `/etc/gnuplot.conf' configuration file, which
helps to keep track of your preferred setuid settings for future upgrades.
I'd like to warn gnuplot users that some of the present documentation
is to be regarded as slightly outdated. For example,
`latex_tutorial.dvi' dates back to 1991 and was written for gnuplot
3.0. It doesn't mention some analogous ways of importing
gnuplot-produced PostScript into TeX, such as using `set term
Similarly, the reference card `gpcard.ps' is also outdated. Please
use on-line documentation as the definite source of help. This
on-line documentation is available also in info, html, and ps formats.
tibor simko <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Mon, 16 Feb 1998 10:10:10 +0100