[Pkg-octave-devel] Bug#567962: Bug#567962: needs to be rebuilt against libhdf5-1.8.4

Thomas Weber thomas.weber.mail at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 20:36:52 UTC 2010

On Mon, Feb 01, 2010 at 03:59:25PM +0100, Bas Zoetekouw wrote:
> Hi!
> > octave-specfun is currently uninstallable in sid, as it depends on
> > libhdf5-1.8.3, while octave3.2 depends on libhdf5-1.8.4.
> > Please rebuild octave-specfun against libhdf5-1.8.4.
> Actually, on further inspection, it seems that there is no need at all
> to link against libhdf (and zlib, and libfftw3, and libcurses5, etc).
> The package itself doesn't use these symbols, so it shouldn't be linked
> against them.
> This seems to be an issue for all octave packages, BTW.

Yes. mkoctfile (used to build these files) links them against all
libraries that Octave itself uses. I think this has changed in
upstream's development version, though.

In other words, I won't change that behaviour in Debian.


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