[Pkg-octave-devel] Bug#499918: octave-vrml: "freewrl" is not packaged in Debian

Dietrich.Brunn at pruftechnik.com Dietrich.Brunn at pruftechnik.com
Tue Sep 23 16:30:37 UTC 2008

Package: octave-vrml
Version: 1.0.6-2
Severity: serious
Justification: Policy 3.5

When calling a vrml function from octave the error
  sh: freewrl: command not found
  cmd = freewrl        /tmp/octave_vrml_output.wrl
  vrml_browse : Can't start browser 'freewrl'. Is it installed?
occurs. I could not find a package in Debian which contains freewrl.

Possible solutions:
- Modify this error message, so it contains a link, where to download 
  & update Package description.
- A not so nice, but working replacement for freewrl is whitedune
- Package freewrl in Debian

Cheers, dietrich

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (101, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages octave-vrml depends on:
ii  octave3.0                1:3.0.1-6lenny1 GNU Octave language for 

octave-vrml recommends no packages.

octave-vrml suggests no packages.

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