[Pkg-octave-devel] Octaviz 0.4.0-9 uploaded to unstable

Rafael Laboissiere Rafael Laboissiere <rafael@debian.org>
Mon, 14 Mar 2005 12:57:54 +0100

* Rafael Laboissiere <rafael@debian.org> [2005-03-13 22:45]:

> * Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd@debian.org> [2005-03-13 15:27]:
> > It should be versioned on libvtk (>= 4.4.2), I suppose, as it works once that
> > is installed to. (I cheated and installed octaviz on testing; this correctly
> > requested octave 2.1.67 and should have requested the upgrade to libvtk 4.4
> > as well.)
> Thanks for the heads up, Dirk.  I droped the versioned dependency that
> existed before and was fully hoping that ${shlibs:Depends} would do the
> job (why did it not?).  I will generate a new fixed package ASAP, before
> bug reports start popping out.

As you probably already noticed, version 0.4.0-10 has been uploaded to
unstable.  I fixed the versioned dependency problem by adding a
debian/shlibs.local file with the versioned information about the vtk
libraries.  I already filled a bug report against the libvtk4 pacakge about

> > (Oh, and under KDE, I cannot close the plot windows via the window
> > manager. A tad annoying ...  They do go away if I quit Octave, but that
> > may not always be desirable.)

I noticed that the octaviz package only work from inside my unstable
chroot. When I try to install the packages in my sarge system and run the
examples, I get just a blank window and the X server freezes completely.
It is so severe that there is no way to recover, besides rebooting the
machine. Perhaps I should only use in sarge packages built on sarge.