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

Drew Parsons dparsons at debian.org
Thu Apr 9 01:43:25 UTC 2009

package octave3.0
severity 523042 grave

> On Wed, 2009-04-08 at 10:30 +0200, Rafael Laboissiere wrote:
> package octave3.0
> severity 523042 important
> thanks
> * Rafael Laboissiere <rafael at debian.org> [2009-04-08 08:53]:
> > I am hereby lowering the severity level of this bug report, [snip]
> Feel free to revert the severity level if you really think that the package should
> not hit testing with this bug and we will discuss it further.

Hi Rafael, thanks for the forthcoming fix to the problem.

About the severity, I appreciate you need to get the new version across
to testing but I don't think I could justify it with this bug.  It's
absolutely and completely disruptive to those who do use the load
facility (I'm one of these people of course).  A colleague asked me to
recalculate the surface dispersion forces coefficients on alumina
surface.  I run my script - the coefficients all come out zero because
of this bug, because the data files were not read in correctly.  Not

The only workaround I could apply was to regress the version back to the
one in testing.  If you let this broken version into testing then even
that fallback will be lost!

Could a 1:3.0.4~rc7-2 version, with the 3.0.5 patch applied, be made


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