[Pkg-octave-devel] Bug#523042: octave3.0: loading a datafile skips every second line

Drew Parsons dparsons at debian.org
Wed Apr 8 01:54:48 UTC 2009

Package: octave3.0
Version: 1:3.0.4~rc7-1
Severity: grave
Justification: causes non-serious data loss

Using the load function to read in a data file, it now skips every
second line.

You can see the bug with this simple test:

$ cat > test.dat 
0 100
1 200
2 300
3 400
4 500
5 600
$ octave -q
octave:1> a = load("test.dat")
a =

     0   100
     2   300
     4   500

It was working fine two weeks ago, perhaps it is some bug in the new
release candidate?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.29-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages octave3.0 depends on:
ii  libatlas3gf-base [libl 3.6.0-24          Automatically Tuned Linear Algebra
ii  libblas3gf [libblas.so 1.2-2             Basic Linear Algebra Subroutines 3
ii  libc6                  2.9-6             GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcolamd-3.2.0        1:3.2.0-4         column approximate minimum degree 
ii  libcurl3-gnutls        7.18.2-8.1        Multi-protocol file transfer libra
ii  libfftw3-3             3.2.1-1           library for computing Fast Fourier
ii  libgcc1                1:4.3.3-5         GCC support library
ii  libgfortran3           4.3.3-5           Runtime library for GNU Fortran ap
ii  libglpk0               4.37-2            linear programming kit with intege
ii  libhdf5-serial-1.6.6-0 1.6.6-4           Hierarchical Data Format 5 (HDF5) 
ii  liblapack3gf [liblapac 3.2.0-3           library of linear algebra routines
ii  libncurses5            5.7+20090328-1    shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libpcre3               7.8-2             Perl 5 Compatible Regular Expressi
ii  libqhull5              2003.1-11         calculate convex hulls and related
ii  libreadline5           5.2-4             GNU readline and history libraries
ii  libstdc++6             4.3.3-5           The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libsuitesparse-3.2.0   1:3.2.0-4         collection of libraries for comput
ii  octave3.0-common       1:3.0.4~rc7-1     architecture-independent files for
ii  texinfo                4.13a.dfsg.1-1    Documentation system for on-line i
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages octave3.0 recommends:
ii  gnuplot                       4.2.5-1    A command-line driven interactive 
ii  libatlas3gf-base              3.6.0-24   Automatically Tuned Linear Algebra

Versions of packages octave3.0 suggests:
pn  octave3.0-doc              <none>        (no description available)
ii  octave3.0-emacsen          1:3.0.4~rc7-1 Emacs support for the GNU Octave l
pn  octave3.0-headers          <none>        (no description available)
pn  octave3.0-htmldoc          <none>        (no description available)
ii  octave3.0-info             1:3.0.4~rc7-1 GNU Info documentation on the GNU 

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