[Pkg-octave-devel] Bug#570019: Bug#570019: octave-specfun

Thomas Weber thomas.weber.mail at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 09:40:52 UTC 2010

On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 08:49:52AM +0100, Svante Signell wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-02-17 at 20:56 +0100, Thomas Weber wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 10:51:59PM +0100, Svante Signell wrote:
> > > Package: octave-specfun
> > > Version: 1.0.8-3
> > > Severity: normal
> > > 
> > > Please rebuild against libhdf5-serial-1.8.4 so that it can be installed
> > > together with octave-3.2.4
> > 
> > I suggest you file bugs against all other packages that are part of the
> > hdf5 transition. Or maybe not ...
> Yes I would have don that if I knew how! Any pointers for mass-filing?

Ehm, my remark wasn't serious.

Normally, these kind of transition are handled by the release team. For
reasons unknown to me, they didn't schedule binNMUs for the hdf5
transition (I know that the hdf5 maintainers asked them).

> > Your bug reports are useless, sorry. I'm well aware of the problem
> > (indeed, octave-specfun alreay has a bug report from someone else for
> > precisely this reason) and couldn't do anything due to the jpeg transition
> > (it's pretty hard to build anything when one cannot install the build
> > dependencies).
> Yes I saw the mess about the jpeg transition. However, as things are now
> with libjpeg6b (6b-16.1) it might be possible to upgrade the
> octave-forge packages to libhdf5-*-1.8.4 so they can be used together
> with octave-3.2.4. The current situation is not very nice.

The current situation is a PITA, that's for sure. Anyway, I'll see what
I can do.


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